In Libya, the parallel government withdraws from Tripoli after fighting between armed groups

Fathi Bachagha, then interior minister in Libya’s UN-backed government, during an interview, January 6, 2021 in Tripoli, Libya. HAZEM TURKIA / AP The head of the Libyan government appointed by Parliament, supported by the eastern camp of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, withdrew from the capital Tripoli on Tuesday (May 17th) after trying to dislodge the rival … Read more

Off Libya, the bodies of 28 migrants recovered after the sinking of their boat

Migrants from Libya about to be disembarked on the Italian island of Lampedusa, July 31, 2020. ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP The bodies of twenty-eight migrants were discovered on Saturday, December 25, on the west coast of Libya, after the sinking of their boat, we learned from a security source. “Red Crescent teams recovered twenty-eight bodies … Read more

In Libya, “stocks of arms remain high and sufficient to fuel any future conflict”

Remnants of missiles and other weapons found in a camp that was being used by Marshal Haftar’s forces in Gharyan, 100 kilometers south of the Libyan capital Tripoli. in June 2019. MAHMUD TURKEY / AFP The number of detected violations of the arms embargo imposed on Libya decreased in 2021 compared to the previous year, … Read more

“Almost all of the migrants disembarked in Libya by the coast guard end up in detention centers”

Jean-Paul Cavalieri is Head of Mission in Libya for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. UNHCR Jean-Paul Cavalieri has been head of the mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tripoli since 2019. He has worked for the agency since 1991 and has notably been stationed in Hungary, Bosnia and … Read more

“In Libya, Gaddafi networks have pollinated the entire political spectrum”

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. A torn poster of Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, in September 2011. ANIS MILI / REUTERS Muammar Gaddafi … Read more

In Libya, the Parliament votes a motion of censure against the transitional government

Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah addresses the crowd in Tripoli after the vote of a motion of censure against his government on September 21, 2021. MAHMUD TURKEY / AFP The Libyan Parliament passed a motion of censure against the government of Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah on Tuesday, September 21, deepening tensions between rival camps in … Read more

In Libya, a life punctuated by incessant power cuts

To stay up to date with African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. An electric generator repair shop in Tripoli, August 26, 2021. MAHMUD TURKEY / AFP “It’s the blackout” … Read more

Amnesty International denounces migration cooperation between the European Union and Libya

A migrant carries her belongings to the detention center in the suburb of Tajoura, near Tripoli, which was hit by an airstrike on July 3, 2019. ISMAIL ZITOUNY / REUTERS In a report released Thursday, July 15, Amnesty International describes the “Appalling violations” human rights in Libyan detention centers where migrants intercepted while trying to … Read more

Amnesty International denounces the “atrocious” treatment suffered by migrants in Libya

Rescued migrants wait outside a coastguard boat in the town of Khoms, northwest Libya, October 1, 2019. HAZEM AHMED / AP Amnesty international denounced the treatment “Excruciating” suffered by migrants intercepted in the Mediterranean and forcibly sent to detention centers in Libya, with the help of “Shameful” Europeans, in a report published Thursday, July 15. … Read more