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2016-02-07 Tunisia Concerned As Foreign Military Intervention in Libya Looms
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The prospect of a foreign military intervention in Libyan is a source of concern to the Tunisian authorities."

2016-02-03 Should African Leaders Reconsider Drone Strikes?
[ISS] Drone strikes (or unmanned aerial vehicle strikes) have attracted significant media attention for their roles in the American-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in Pakistan. What has received less attention is the increasing frequency with which drone strikes have been carried out in Africa.

2016-02-05 34 Egyptians Released in Libya to Return Home Thursday
[Egypt Online] Thirty-four Egyptians were released in Libya on Wednesday 3/2/2016, said Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Hisham el Naqib.

2016-02-05 Caïd Essebsi - Countries Which Plan Military Intervention in Libya Must Take Into Consideration Tunisia's Interests
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Carthage -President Béji Caïd Essebsi called, on Thursday, the countries which plan a military intervention in Libya, to take into consideration the interests of the neighbouring countries including, first and foremost, Tunisia and consult with them.

2016-02-04 UAE - Libyans Facing Unfair Trial
[HRW] Multiple serious due process violations in pretrial detention make it highly unlikely that four Libyans charged with links to armed and political groups in Libya can receive a fair trial in the United Arab Emirates, Human Rights Watch said today. No fair trial will be possible when defendants do not have full access to their lawyers or to the evidence against them, or if evidence obtained by torture is used to convict them.

2016-02-05 Egyptians Deported From Libya Arrive in Ras Jédir
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -Thirty-four Egyptians deported from Libya arrived on Tuesday evening to the border crossing of Ras Jedir.

2016-02-03 Alain Jupé Underlines Need to Support Peace Process in Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The mayor of Bordeaux (France) Alain Juppé underlined Tuesday, in Algiers, the need to support the peace process in Libya, which is the only possible solution for the resolution of the Libyan crisis.

2016-02-03 Prof. Ghandour Meets With Spanish Foreign Minister in Addis Ababa
[SNA] Addis Ababa -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, Sunday met on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa with the Spanish Foreign Minister and reviewed progress of the bilateral relations between Sudan and Spain and ways of boosting them, especially in the economic fields, as well as the situation in Libya.

2016-02-03 Prof. Ghandour Meets With Head of Unamid and International Envoy for Libya
[SNA] Addis Ababa -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, Sunday met on the sidelines of the African Summit in Addis Ababa with the Chairman of the UN and African Union Mission for Darfur (UNAMID), Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, upon his own respect and discussed progress of the relations between Sudan and UNAMID and horizons of the cooperation between the two sides.

2016-02-01 Kikwete Appointed AU Special Envoy to Libya
[East African] The African Union Sunday appointed former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete its new special envoy to Libya.

2016-02-03 Libyans Keep Flocking to Tunisia As Trade With Libya Halted
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -Libyans Monday kept flocking to Tunisia before the night-time curfew went into effect. Over 2,000 people crossed the Ras Jedir border post over the last 24 hours, TAP correspondent said.

2016-02-02 Situation in Libya 'Source' of Deep Concern - FM
[Egypt Online] The situation in Libya is a source of a deep concern, said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

2016-02-01 Kikwete Named AU Special Envoy to Libya
[Daily News] Former President Jakaya Kikwete, has been named as the African Union's new special envoy to Libya, replacing former Djibouti Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita.

2016-02-01 Kikwete Appointed AU Special Envoy to Libya
[Citizen] Addis Ababa -The African Union today appointed Retired President Jakaya Kikwete its new special envoy to Libya. Mr Kikwete replaces Mr Dileita Mohamed Dileita of Djibouti who has occupied the post since 2014.

2016-02-01 Western Powers Make Plans to Hit Islamic State in Libya
[News24Wire] British, French and US military personnel have travelled to Libya to identify potential targets for airstrikes against Islamic States (ISIS) forces, the Sunday Times reported.

2016-02-02 U.S $166 Million UN-Backed Humanitarian Appeal Barely One Per Cent Funded
[UN News] Almost two months after its launch, a humanitarian appeal to aid 1.3 million vulnerable people in conflict-torn Libya is 99 per cent unfunded, a senior United Nations official for the North African country warned today, calling on the international community to step up to the plate.

2016-02-02 Daily Press Briefing
[State Department] Washington, DC -January 28, 2016

2016-02-01 Libya Crisis - AU Sets Up Contact Group Comprising Five Heads of State
[Algerie Presse Service] Addis Ababa -The African Union on Sunday has set up a contact group of five heads of State to help the formation of a national unity government in Libya and to counter the advance of the terrorist group Daesh.

2016-02-01 We Mustn't Abandon Two Tunisian Journalists Missing in Libya!
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) supports the call by the families of Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, two Tunisian TV journalists missing in Libya, for a demonstration tomorrow outside the president's office in Tunis to press the authorities to accept that they have a duty to intercede.

2016-02-01 UAE - UN Experts Request Emirati Authorities to Immediately Release 5 Libyan Citizens Arbitrarily Detained
[Alkarama] The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) recently adopted Opinion No. 51/2015, which recognises the arbitrary character of the detentions of Salim Alaradi and four other Libyan citizens, and requests the Emirati authorities to release them immediately. Almost two months later, however, the five men remain detained. While welcoming the WGAD Opinion, Alkarama is extremely concerned over their fate, especially after their recent appearance before the State Security Chamber in the Federal

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