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Libya Militias Seize Tripoli Government Offices

AFRICANGLOBE - Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been seized by armed militias. The loss of control comes just days after the country's interim government resigned, following the creation of a rival Islamist administration.

US Navy SEALs Board Rogue Libya Oil Tanker

AFRICANGLOBE - US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that escaped earlier this month from a rebel-held Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the US Department of Defense said.

Libyan Government Launches Air Strikes In The South

AFRICANGLOBE - Libyan war planes targeted areas of the restive south late Saturday after gunmen stormed an air force base in the region, prompting the army to send in ground troops. Elsewhere, two Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in eastern Libya. The armed forces have been placed on alert following days of skirmishes between rival tribesmen and militias.

Libya: Stop Revenge Crimes Against Black Libyans

AFRICANGLOBE - The Libyan government should take urgent steps to stop serious and ongoing human rights violations against inhabitants of the town of Tawergha, who are widely viewed as having supported Muammar Gaddafi. The forced displacement of roughly 40,000 people, arbitrary detentions, torture, and killings are widespread, systematic, and sufficiently organized to be crimes against humanity and should be condemned by the United Nations Security Council.

A Year Later, Libyan Militias Still Hold Thousands of Africans

The Libyan government should take immediate steps to assume custody of all of the roughly 5,000 detainees still held by Libyan militias. The Defense...

The Massacre of Tawerghans Continue in Lawless Libya

The Libyan government should urgently increase security for the roughly 12,000 displaced people from Tawergha in western Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. Nearly a...