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2014-10-30 Is Military Intervention the Answer?
[ISS]Three years after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, Libya is far from the democratic state many had envisioned and hoped for. Instead the country finds itself fragmented into an alarming number of armed groups, raising fears of a full-scale civil war.

2014-10-30 Is Isis Allied to African Groups?
[African Arguments]In August 2014, Africa's spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union's Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the likelihood that the radical outfit might influence the continent's own jihadi groups. Areas of concern for the chiefs included an "alliance being built by terror groups worldwide, sophisticated sources of funding, and [Africa's] porous borders."

2014-10-30 Rival Militias Commit War Crimes, Says Group
[AI London]Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International.

2014-10-30 Crisis in Libya - Arab League Supports Neighbouring Countries' Approach
[Algerie Presse Service]Cairo -The Arab League underlined Wednesday the importance of Algeria's approach, within the framework of the neighbouring countries mechanism for the resolution of the crisis in Libya.

2014-10-30 Libyan Army Pursues Benghazi Terror Remnants
[Magharebia]Benghazi -Clashes continued in Benghazi on Tuesday (October 28th) as Libyan troops battled pockets of terrorism.

2014-10-30 Al-Thani Hopes for Greater Sudanese Role in Libya
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Libya's prime minister has expressed hope that Sudan will play a major role in restoring security and stability in the NNorth African country, denying reports that the Sudanese government is supporting Islamist militias.

2014-10-29 Libya War Continues Three Years After Gaddafi Assassination
[Fahamu]Libya is still in turmoil. The present situation is the direct result of the war of regime-change led by the CIA, the Pentagon and NATO during 2011. U.S. policy is designed to overthrow all of the sovereign and anti-imperialist governments throughout Africa and the Middle East.

2014-10-29 Libyan Premier Accepts Sudanese Plan for Peace Talks in His Country
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The Sudanese government has launched a plan to resolve the ongoing crisis in Libya with the participation of the neighbouring countries expressing readiness to work towards achieving national reconciliation in the strife-torn North African nation.

2014-10-29 Libyan Prime Minister Arrives in Khartoum, Sudan
[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum -Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thani arrived in Khartoum on Monday for an official three-day visit, at the invitation of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir.

2014-10-27 Benghazi Battle Not Over Yet
[Magharebia]Benghazi -At least 29 people were killed in Benghazi clashes on Thursday (October 23rd), AFP reported, bringing the death toll to 149 in the last week.

2014-10-27 UN 'Deeply Concerned' By Reported Threats Against National Rights Institutions
[UN News]The United Nations human rights office expressed "deep concern" today at reports of threats and intimidation directed against Libya's national human rights institution, the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR), based in Tripoli.

2014-10-27 Crisis Response Unit Urges Political Antagonists in Libya to Engage in Dialogue
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Crisis Response Unit in charge of monitoring the security situation in Libya, which met Friday under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi, stressed the need to adopt a comprehensive approach in dealing with the Libyan issue.

2014-10-24 Benghazi Welcomes Libyan Army
[Magharebia]Benghazi -Libyan army forces on Wednesday (October 22nd) entered Sidi Khalifa in the eastern suburbs of Benghazi with little resistance from Shura Revolutionary Council fighters.

2014-10-23 "Not Seeing News From Libya Any More?" - RWB's New Campaign
[RSF]Exactly three years after the Gaddafi regime's fall on 23 October 2011, Libya is today amid mounting political and military anarchy, and the hopes raised by Col.'s overthrow are giving way to another dark episode in Libyan history. Journalists, both professional and non-professional, are among the leading victims of this instability. They are being hounded, physically attacked and even murdered.

2014-10-22 Tunisians Fear Libya Fallout As Vote Nears
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisians will head to the polls this Sunday (October 26th) amid fears that the relentless violence in neighbouring Libya could disrupt the legislative vote.

2014-10-23 FM - Egypt Supports Legitimate Gov't in Libya
[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt would remain supportive of the Libyan government chosen by the Libyan House of Representatives.

2014-10-22 Algeria 'Directly Exposed' to Fallouts of Long-Lasting Libyan Crisis, Says Lamamra
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Tuesday said Algeria was "directly exposed" to the consequences of a long-lasting Libyan crisis, stressing Algeria's willingness to convince Libyans of the importance of an all-inclusive dialogue.

2014-10-20 State Faces Collapse
[Deutsche Welle]Three years after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is marching toward civil war. The dream of a new start has given way to political anarchy - and most of the country's problems are self-inflicted.

2014-10-20 Libyan Government Fully Responsible for Safety of Abducted Tunisian Journalists - FM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi held the Libyan government "fully responsible" for the safety of the two Tunisian journalists Sofiene Shourabi and Nadhir Ktari abducted in Libya.

2014-10-20 ISIS Eyes Sahel
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -With insecurity in Mali, Libya, Nigeria and beyond, the terrorism map of Africa is being redrawn. Magharebia met with Abdullah Mamadou Ba, an expert on militant groups in the Sahel, Maghreb and West Africa, to learn more about the new intersection of various groups and what lies ahead for the region.

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