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Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.

East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

Stuart Baxter talking to Bafana Bafana players

Baxter prepared to step down should Bafana not beat Libya

7 February 2019, 4:13 PM

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has reiterated his long held position that he will vacate his position if his team fails to qualify for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt in June.

More than 16 000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM

6 February 2019, 6:47 PM

More than 16 000 migrants returned home from conflict-wracked Libya in 2018 under a “voluntary return” programme run by the International Organization for Migration, the agency said Wednesday.

Libyans carrying the Libya flag

Lack of funding may prevent over half of Libya’s local elections

5 February 2019, 4:21 PM

At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government.

The Spanish charity boat

Spanish NGO says rescue boat blocked from operating in Mediterranean

15 January 2019, 10:40 AM

A Spanish charity boat, which rescues migrants at sea, has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean, the non-governmental organisation said on Monday.

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