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2017-11-22 U.S. Launches New Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Libya
[VOA] The U.S. military has launched new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, officials tell VOA. U.S. Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack said the strikes occurred on November 17 and 19 near Fuqaha "in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA)."

2017-11-22 Govt Condemns Migrant Slavery in Libya
[The Point] The Gambia government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MoFA) is dismayed by the ongoing horrific and indignant reports on the sale of African migrants as slaves in Libya.

2017-11-22 Mugabe, Like Mobutu and Gaddafi, Clung On Knowing He Had to Go
[Nation] There are five lessons to be gleaned from Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe's meltdown.

2017-11-21 UN chief 'Horrified' at Buying and Selling of African Migrants
[UN News] Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

2017-11-20 AU Statement on the Plight of African Migrants in Libya
[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with dismay of reports on the auctioning of African migrants in Libya as slaves. Following the communiqué of the Chairperson of the Union, Professor Alpha Conde, he strongly condemns these despicable acts which are at odds with the ideals of the Founding Fathers of our Organization and relevant African and international instruments, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.

2017-11-20 Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.

2017-11-20 An Unfinished Love Story
[IWPR] A young woman's dreams are shattered by the war.

2017-11-17 UN Plan for Post-Conflict Transition in Libya Makes Headway, Security Council Told
[UN News] The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said Thursday.

2017-11-16 Arab Neighbors Urge Libyan Rivals to Achieve Political Breakthrough
[Focac] Foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria on Wednesday urged the Libyan rivals to achieve a breakthrough in the political settlement process.

2017-11-16 North Africa's Foreign Ministers Issue 'Cairo Declaration' On Libya
[Egypt Online] The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria issued a joint statement on the Libyan crisis called "The Cairo Declaration", following their talks in Cairo on Wednesday 15/11/2017 .

2017-11-15 Another 258 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Premium Times] Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another batch of 258 on Tuesday came back home from the North African country where they had been stranded on their way to Europe.

2017-11-08 UN Mission to Libya Calls for Immediate Release of Comic-Con Organizers
[Focac] Tripoli -The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday called for an immediate release of the organizers and participants of a Comic-Con in Tripoli.

2017-11-07 149 More Nigerians Return From Libya
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975.

2017-11-07 Again, 149 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya As Edo Sets Up Taskforce
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Another batch of 149 stranded Nigerians Monrday arrived from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), bringing the total number of stranded Nigerians brought back to the country to 975 in the last five weeks.

2017-11-05 Civilians Killed, Children Wounded in Airstrikes
[HRW] Unidentified aircraft attacked several locations in Libya's eastern city of Derna on October 30, 2017, killing 16 civilians and critically wounding 4 children.

2017-11-06 Military Escalation Affects UN-Sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue
[Focac] Tripoli -The UN-sponsored Libyan dialogue over the past few weeks has faced many obstacles as many concerned that the political agreement might fail due to military escalation in the east and the west of the country.

2017-11-06 Libyan Navy Rescues 200 Migrants Off Coast
[Focac] Tripoli -The Libyan navy rescued 200 illegal immigrants off western Libyan shores on Saturday, said a navy official.

2017-10-31 Africa Rising's Faulty Logic - How to Fix It
[The Conversation Africa] Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating 'Africa Rising', in a symphony of compliments that should have cautioned any reasonable African leader as well as citizens on the continent.

2017-11-01 826 Nigerians Voluntarily Returned From Libya in One Month - Nema
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says a total of 826 Nigerians stranded in Libya while trying to get to Europe, voluntarily returned from the North African country in October.

2017-10-25 Another 257 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Tuesday received another 257 Nigerian voluntary returnees flown back from Libya.

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