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2016-04-29 Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
[African Arguments] Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What's come of it?

2016-04-28 UN Envoy 'Deeply Concerned' By Terrorist Attacks On Oil Fields
[UN News] The most senior United Nations official in Libya today said he is deep concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) into Libya's oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.

2016-04-27 Hospitals Closed or Operating On a Reduced Schedule
[MSF] Interview with Dr. Mego Terzian, President of Médecins Sans Frontières France, back from a site visit to Libya

2016-04-25 Security Council Deplores Maritime Tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants.

2016-04-22 Analysis - a Turning Point for Libya?
[Daily Maverick] Has Prime Minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj's bold return to his country pre-empted foreign military intervention? By PETER FABRICIUS, ISS Consultant.

2016-04-21 Futsal - Angola Lose to Libya in Can
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national futsal team lost on Wednesday to Libya by 2-4 in the third and last round match of Group B of the African Cup of Nations (CAN), taking place in Johannesburg (South Africa).

2016-04-21 Egypt Joins Morocco in Semis, Libya Out
[CAF] Egypt snatched the final semi-final spot after a 3-2 win over Morocco in their ultimate Group B match on Wednesday at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena in Johannesburg whilst Libya crashed out despite a 4-2 win over Angola.

2016-04-19 Morocco Scrape Through to Reach Semis
[CAF] Morocco survived a late scare from Libya for a 3-2 win in their Group B Day Two clash on Monday at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena in Johannesburg, to confirm their place at the last four.

2016-04-20 Alexandria 'More Dangerous Than Crossing From Libya'
[Deutsche Welle] The fate of hundreds of refugees from Africa who may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week is still uncertain. DW spoke to an Eritrean activist in regular contact with migrants trying to get to Europe.

2016-04-18 Government of National Accord to Take Over Its First Ministries
[Algerie Presse Service] Tripoli -The Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya will take over its first ministries, a new step towards the establishment of its authority over this country, undermined since five years, Vice-Premier Ahmed Miatig announced.

2016-04-18 Lampedusa 1 Year On - EU Still Failing to Deal With Migration Crisis As Death Toll Rises
[Oxfam] Despite 800 people drowning off Lampedusa in the Mediterranean on this day last year, Europe is still failing to deal effectively with the migration crisis. Vulnerable people seeking safety and dignity remain at risk of death, torture and exploitation as they try to reach and cross the Mediterranean to then face a legal limbo once in Europe, said Oxfam in a new report today, 'EU hotspots spread fear and doubt'.

2016-04-18 Italy Contributes €1 Million to Help WFP Support Conflict-Affected People in Libya
[WFP] This timely contribution will allow WFP to provide family food rations for more than 80,000 people in Libya for one month. Each ration is large enough to feed a family of five people for one month and contains basic food items such as rice, pasta, chickpeas, wheat flour, vegetable oil, tomato paste and sugar.

2016-04-16 Egypt, Libya in Barren Stalemate
[CAF] North African duo, Egypt and Libya played out a barren draw in their Group B opener on Saturday at the Ellis Park, Johannesburg.

2016-04-15 New Study Reveals Heavy Weapons for Sale On Social Media in Libya
[RFI] Weapons looted from military stockpiles during Libya's civil war of 2011 are being sold illegally through social media sites, and especially on Facebook, a study by the Small Arms Survey has found.

2016-04-13 UN Development Programme Launches Initiative to Support Country's Stabilization
[UN News] At a high-level meeting in Tunis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative to assist with the stabilization of Libya and its new unity Government, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today.

2016-04-13 White House Share Responsibility for 2011 Military Intervention Failure in Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -The White House said it shares the responsibility for the 2011 military intervention failure in Libya, stressing that the NATO countries have "not prepared seriously post-Khadafi (period)".

2016-04-12 Libya's Unity Government Must Get to Work to Improve Security, Says Kobler
[Algerie Presse Service] Libya's new government of national unity must get to work to improve the security and the country's humanitarian situation, underlined Thursday UN envoy Martin Kobler before the UN Security Council.

2016-04-10 UN Envoy Urges Representatives to Vote On National Unity Govt
[UN News] Welcoming yesterday's executive meeting of the House of Representatives, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on the House to convene in the Libyan port city of Tobruk over the coming days to vote on the national unity government.

2016-04-11 Libya Crisis - U.S. Special Envoy for Libya Underlines Convergence of Views With Algeria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -US Special Envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer underlined, Monday in Algiers, the convergence of views between his country and Algeria regarding the resolution of the crisis in Libya, stressing the willingness of the two countries to help Libya achieve reconciliation and national unity.

2016-04-08 Number of 'Islamic State' Fighters Has Doubled in Libya, According to US General
[Deutsche Welle] The US military has reported that the self-declared 'Islamic State' group has grown its base of fighters in the span of a year. But the group lacks the know-how to expand the way it did in Iraq and Syria.

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