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Dozens Of Drowned African Refugees Wash Up On Libyan Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - The bodies of at least 85 people who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea were found washed up on beaches near the Libyan city of Zuwarah, a Red Crescent official has said. Al-Khamis al-Bosaifi said on Thursday that most of the victims appeared to be African, though their bodies were decomposed and it was not clear when they had drowned.

Libyan Rebels Threaten Secession Over Rival Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - Libyan rebels who have seized oil ports in the past to press their demand for regional autonomy said on Friday they would declare independence in the east if the world recognized a rival parliament.

New Libya Off to a Shaky Start

It's been almost a year since Benghazi launched its uprising against former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi and three months since he was killed, but there is a growing sense of frustration in eastern Libya with the National Transitional Council. Two weeks ago, a group of protesters attacked the Council's Benghazi headquarters as chairman Mustafa Abdeljalil was inside, forcing him to flee through the back door.

Libyan Rebels Turn Black Cities Into Ghost Towns

AFRICANGLOBE - Omar Embarka crumbles when she sees the pictures of the Libyan city where she was born and lived until two months ago. "We will be back in Tawargha one day," the 25-year-old repeats to herself. The images say otherwise.

Libyan Rebels Rounding-Up and Imprisoning Africans in Tripoli

Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, acccusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

Evidence Mounts of Atrocities by Libyan “Rebels”

A series of reports from journalists on the ground in Tripoli have provided evidence of mass killings by the NATO-backed forces in the Libyan civil war. Any Libyan with black skin accused of fighting for the old regime may have a poor chance of survival

Achieving A Ceasefire, Moving Toward Legitimate Government In Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - The character of the Libyan crisis today arises from the complex but so far evidently indecisive impact of the UN-authorised military intervention, now formally led by NATO, in what had already become a civil war.