Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Forces of Libya’s Khalifa Haftar threaten to target civilian aircraft

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 25, 2020
A spokesman for one of Libya’s warring factions threatened to target civilian airliners flying over Tripoli airspace on Wednesday, prompting Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya’s largest city, to halt and divert flights elsewhere. The airport reportedly reopened on Thursday. A spokesman for the forces of General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army – which […]

World Leaders Reach Agreement on Libya at Berlin Conference

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
World leaders agreed on a final communique for Libya during a conference in Berlin on Sunday. Details of the agreement were presented during a press conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas following the meeting’s conclusion. Among those who participated were […]

150 migrants feared drowned as boat to Europe capsizes off Libya

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 27, 2019
A UN official described the shipwreck as “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” this year. The International Rescue Committee said the tragedy was a stark reminder of the humanitarian crisis emerging out of Libya and of the urgent need for search and rescue missions to be resumed in the Mediterranean. Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast […]
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Oba Of Benin Places Libya Returnees On Salary

by Breaking Timeson March 29, 2018
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has placed each returnee from Libya, on three months salaries. A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Desmond Agbama, made available on Thursday, March 29, 2018,  said Oba Ewuare, announced this when he hosted to Libyan returnees in his palace. Apart from the allowances, the Oba […]

Libyans Washed Our Private Parts With Harmful Chemicals – Returnee

by Breaking Timeson March 26, 2018
Seven Libyan returnees at the weekend recounted their ordeal in Libya before their rescue. They spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at a session with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo during the maiden Youth Migration Summit themed “Curbing Youth Irregular Migration.” One of the victims, Ubong Rosemary, mother of four, shared her story. She said: “I am […]
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Over 50 Nigerian Migrants Rescued By Libyan Coast Guard (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

by Breaking Timeson March 11, 2018
No fewer than 50 Nigerian migrants were among the hundreds of migrants rescued on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in the Mediterranean by Libya’s coastguard and an international charity, Doctors Without Borders(MSF). The Nigerians were aboard a boat with 110 migrants. They were rescued by Aquarius, a ship being operated by MSF,  21 miles from the coast west […]