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Libyan Militias Just Massacred Over 60 African Refugees

AFRICANGLOBE - United Nations says it has information that Libyan guards opened fire on migrants and refugees trying to flee air strikes that killed at least 60 people and wounded 77 others at a detention centre near the capital, Tripoli.

The Good Muslim Arabs Of Libya Are Enslaving Blacks And Selling...

AFRICANGLOBE - Slavery is thriving in Libya, where thousands of Africans hoping to get to Europe instead find themselves bought and sold, forced to work for nothing, and facing torture at the hands of their owners.

Western-Backed Warlord Attacks Black Cities In Southern Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - Forces from eastern Libya swept through the south and took control of oilfields in recent weeks have reinforced a base in the centre of the country and signalled to Tripoli it may be next. The United Nations, stunned by the southern advance, is scrambling to mediate between eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and Tripoli’s internationally-recognised government led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, Western diplomats say.

Italy Just Told France The Truth But Africa Wasn’t Listening

AFRICANGLOBE - In the continuous European game of shifting blames over rescuing African migrants floating in European waters, angry Italy lashed out at self-righteous France. Mr. Luigi Di Maio, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister said: "France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees leave and then die in the sea or arrive on our coasts."The Italians are referring to the 74-year-old colonial French policy splitting its colonies in Africa into two currency zones with eight countries making the West African Economic and Monetary Union and six others constituting the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, and imposing the French Franc, CFA, on them.

Bodies Of 74 African Refugees Wash Up On Libyan Beach

AFRICANGLOBE - The bodies of 74 African refugees who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.

Pay The Arabs To Stop The Africans: EU Leaders Agree On...

AFRICANGLOBE - European Union leaders have agreed on a controversial plan to help stem the flow of African migrants from Libya this spring. At a summit in Malta, the bloc's leaders on Friday decided to give 200m euro ($215m) to Libya's unstable government to step up efforts to stop migrant boats in the country's territorial waters.

Obama’s Confession: Post-Gaddafi Libya Is A Mess

AFRICANGLOBE - Should the West have intervened in Libya to overthrow the "Kafkaesque" regime of strongman Moammar Gaddafi? Surveying the chaos in the north African country five years on, with rival authorities and factions vying for power, many now concede a disastrous lack of planning. US leader Barack Obama has cited the Libya intervention as the worst mistake of his presidency,

After Five Years Of Chaos Libyans Really Miss Gaddafi

AFRICANGLOBE - Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the capital spoke about how they have grown to miss the longtime strongman as the frustrations of daily life mount. "I hate to say it but our life was better under the previous regime," Fayza Al Naas, a 42-year-old pharmacist, told reporters referring to Gaddafi’s more than four decades of rule.

CIA-Backed General Khalifa Haftar Seizes Control Of Libyan Oil Fields

AFRICANGLOBE - Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander General Khalifa Haftar took control of two key oil ports on Sunday. The troops seized Al Sidra and Ras Lanuf terminals on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Sunday and hoped to seize a third terminal, Al Zueitina, said Brigadier General Ahmed Al Mosmary, a spokesman for Gen Haftar’s forces.

2016 Deadliest Year On Record For Migrants Crossing Central Mediterranean

AFRICANGLOBE - One in every 42 migrants who crossed the Central Mediterranean route separating North Africa and Italy has died this year, up from one in every 52 in 2015, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported Friday. "This makes 2016 to date the deadliest year on record in the Central Mediterranean," the agency said in a statement.

Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You To Know

AFRICANGLOBE - What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide. For 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country. So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV, Gaddafi did some powerful things that are not characteristic of a “vicious dictator” as portrayed by the western media. Here are ten things Gaddafi did for Libya that you may not know about…

Libya’s Prime Minister Quits On Television?

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said in a television interview that he would resign, after the station’s host confronted him with questions from angry citizens who criticised his cabinet as ineffective.

Arab ISIL Terrorists Claims Kidnapping Of Three African Christians In Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - ISIL has kidnapped three African Christians in eastern Libya, the group said, publishing their passport pictures. The men come from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana, ISIL said in a statement on social media, without elaborating.

Libya On Edge Of Collapse As Currency Dives

AFRICANGLOBE - "Libya is on the verge of economic and financial collapse," U.N. Special Envoy Bernadino Leon, who has been trying to end a power struggle between the two governments, said last week. Since last year, the central bank has frozen year infrastructure projects, limited spending to basic public salaries and food and petrol subsidies.

Libyan Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, said on Tuesday he had survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.

Libyan Crisis Spiraling Out Of Control

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya is fast becoming a failed state. The country continues to suffer at the hands of the scores of militias and armed groups that control the different cities. It has also become a safe haven for transnational terror, human- and arms-trafficking and criminal organisations, including the fast-growing Islamic State (ISIS).