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2017-04-19 Libya - 9,000 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean Over Weekend - Iom
[Daily Trust] Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend after being put by smugglers in Libya onto unseaworthy boats heading toward Italy, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.

2017-04-15 Frenzied Rescues Save More Than 2,000 Asylum Seekers
[Al Jazeera] More than 2,000 asylum seekers trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues.

2017-04-14 Scores Missing As Migrants' Boat Sinks
[Al Jazeera] At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard.

2017-04-12 North African Migrants Sold in Libya's Slave Markets
[VOA] The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that young men from North Africa migrating to Libya or Europe in search of jobs increasingly are being caught up and auctioned off as cheap labor, in what has become a booming "slave trade" in Libya.

2017-04-14 Joint Statement On the Recent Violence in Libya's South
[PR Newswire] London -Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People's Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America on the recent violence in Libya's south

2017-04-13 IOM - African Migrants Traded in Libya's 'Slave Markets'
[Al Jazeera] Hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation, survivors have told the UN's migration agency.

2017-04-07 Libya's UN-Backed Government Head Meets with U.S. Officials
[VOA] The head of the U.N.-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has met in Stuttgart, Germany with top U.S. officials, in hopes of finding a way forward for what one analyst is calling "the Obama administration's Iraq."

2017-04-05 AFP Photographer Repeatedly Harassed By Libyan Security Forces
[CPJ] New York -Security forces in Benghazi should stop harassing AFP photojournalist Abdullah Doma and ensure that he can work safely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in the eastern Libyan city have twice detained Doma in the last week, according to AFP and other news reports.

2017-04-05 169 Gambians Repatriated From Libya
[The Point] International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Aboard and the Ministry of Interior, has repatriated 169 Gambians from Libya.

2017-03-29 Kenyan Trainee Doctors Killed in Raid On Islamic State Base
[Nation] Two Kenyan trainee doctors on the police list of wanted terrorists have been killed in a sting operation in Libya.

2017-03-31 Briefing on U.S. Africa Command by General Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command
[Africom] Washington, DC -GENERAL THOMAS D. WALDHAUSER:  Good afternoon everybody it's -- it's Friday afternoon in -- and I'm impressed that there's so many here (inaudible) slow news day in D.C., I don't know. Well, listen, thank you very much for coming out this afternoon, I really appreciate it. It's a great opportunity for -- to speak on behalf of those who work every day in AFRICOM and -- I -- I -- I really do view this as a great opportunity.

2017-03-26 Women and Tribal Leaders Call for 'Balanced' Libyan Peace Process
[IPS] United Nations -A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

2017-03-24 'We Can No Longer Turn Our Backs' On Communities Affected By Migration Crisis in Libya - UN Agency Chief
[UN News] The top United Nations migration official is visiting Tripoli to discuss the complex migration and displacement situation with hopes of shoring up technical support to foster a stable environment.

2017-03-24 Another Batch of Stranded Nigerians Deported From Libya
[This Day] Another batch of Nigerians, numbering about 155 on Thursday arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos from Libya after unsuccessful attempts to cross to Europe.

2017-03-25 TV Channel Attacked, Burned
[CPJ] New York -Armed men attacked the Tripoli office of the Libyan TV channel Al-Nabaa and set the building on fire, according to journalists for the station, news reports, and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, an advocacy group.

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