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2016-08-30 Italy's Coastguard - 6,500 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast in One Day
[Deutsche Welle] The central Mediterranean route has witnessed a surge in migrants since the so-called Balkan route was closed. More than 3,000 migrants have died this year attempting the perilous journey.

2016-08-30 Libya Government Forces Retake Sirte
[Cameroon Tribune] Backed by the US airstrikes, pro-government forces engaged in the final battle to liberate Sirte from Islamic State group on Sunday, August 28.

2016-08-29 New Hope for Libya Through AU-Led National Dialogue?
[ISS] The African Union (AU) plans to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in an effort to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011. This was announced at the recent AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda. However, it is still unclear how this dialogue will be put in place.

2016-08-26 US, EU Accused of Paying Lip Service to Global Arms Treaty
[IPS] United Nations -The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was aimed at curbing the flow of small arms and light weapons to war zones and politically-repressive regimes, is being openly violated by some of the world's arms suppliers, according to military analysts and human rights organizations.

2016-08-24 EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia Signs Agreement to Train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Today the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on the training of the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy between EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia and the Libyan Coast Guard took place in Rome.

2016-08-23 Issue of Sudanese Nationals Stranded in Benghazi Discussed
[SNA] Khartoum -Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem met on Monday with the Libya Ambassador to Sudan, Mohammed Amir Sola.

2016-08-23 Libya's UN-Backed Government Gets 'No Confidence' Vote
[Al Jazeera] Libya's UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, has suffered a major setback following a vote of no confidence by the country's eastern parliament.

2016-08-22 Libya's Prime Minister - 'We Will Not Become Like Somalia'
[Dalsan Radio] Fifty-six-year-old Libian Prime Minister Sarraj, an architect, is one of these people. His father had been a minister during the times of the monarchy, before Gadhafi came to power in 1969. Sarraj himself had been a member of parliament in Tobruk. The UN and Libya's international partners appointed him as prime minister specifically because he isn't closely aligned with any group, he has no criminal background and because he appears to be entirely free of corruption. All these factors are simultaneously st

2016-08-15 Five North Darfuris Killed in Air Raid On Benghazi in Libya
[Radio Dabanga] Benghazi / Khartoum -Five members of a North Darfur family were killed in an air raid in Benghazi in Libya on Friday.

2016-08-13 Group B Decided As Etoile, Fus Rabat Advance
[CAF] The battle for places for the last four in Group B has been decided with holders Etoile du Sahel and former winners FUS Rabat advancing to the next stage.

2016-08-12 Twenty-Three Egyptians Kidnapped in Libya Arrive in Egypt
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Twenty-three Egyptians, who were reportedly kidnapped in Libya last week, were released and arrived in Egypt through Salloum border crossing, state's TV reported on Friday.

2016-08-11 Forces Capture 'Islamic State' Sirte Headquarters
[Deutsche Welle] Pro-government forces have launched a major push to uproot the militant group from the coastal city of Sirte. The announcement comes as the US launched airstrikes on "Islamic State" targets at the government's request.

2016-08-11 Bouguerra Recalls Algeria's Key Role in Formation of Libya's GNA
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -Ambassador of Algeria to Washington Madjid Bouguerra recalled Algeria's key role in the formation of Libya's National Accord Government, stressing the need for assistance to this cabinet in his efforts to form a national and army and security forces.

2016-08-11 Joint Statement On Libya
[PR Newswire] London -Joint statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

2016-08-11 Joint Statement On Libya
[PR Newswire] London -LONDON, 10 August 2016 / PRN Africa / --

2016-08-04 Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund Case Offers Good Lessons for Uganda
[Oil in Uganda] While a trendy priority for new oil producers, sovereign wealth funds can easily be manipulated if their internal governance and oversight are not strong enough.

2016-08-04 U.S. Airstrikes Inflict Losses On Terrorists
[Cameroon Tribune] United States forces are carrying out airstrikes on terrorist Islamic State (IS) positions in Sirte.

2016-08-03 Photographer Arrested While Covering a Protest in Libya
[CPJ] Washington -Libyan authorities should immediately charge or release photographer and cameraman Saliem Alshebl, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Alshebl, who works for the Libya satellite channel, which is allied with the National Accord government, was arrested July 29 while covering an anti-government protest at Tripoli's Martyrs' Square, according to his employer and the Libyan Ministry of Interior.

2016-08-03 Deaths As Car Bomb Hits Libya's Benghazi
[News24Wire] At least 22 people have been killed and 20 wounded in a car bomb attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to medical officials.

2016-08-02 US Launches First Airstrikes Against 'IS' in Libya
[Deutsche Welle] US warplanes have carried out airstrikes against "Islamic State" ("IS") in Libya after a request for help from the country's unity government. The aim is to boost government troops in the fight to take the town of Sirte.

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