Libya’s divisions

2018/09/15  – Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilize a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The capital has been shaken by heavy clashes and a militant attack on the headquarters of state oil firm NOC, casting new doubt on the election plan. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s divisions »

Libya – Six Years After a US Ambassador Was Killed in Benghazi, Libya Remains Mired in Chaos

2018/09/11 – On the night of September 11, 2012, the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi was attacked and burned. The US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, who was visiting Libya’s eastern city, and three other US citizens lost their lives. At first, the attack was thought to have been carried out by a mob angry about a video made in the United States that mocked Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It was later determined to be an act of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Six Years After a US Ambassador Was Killed in Benghazi, Libya Remains Mired in Chaos »

Libya – Swiss arms circulating in Libya chaos

2018/09/10 – Swiss weapons have reportedly been circulating in Libya amid a recent upsurge of fighting between rival militia.

Traders from the Libyan capital Tripoli have been selling RUAG weapons and Swiss grenade launchers on the Internet, according to the « SonntagsBlick » newspaper. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Swiss arms circulating in Libya chaos »

UN urges implementation of border agreement among Sudan, Libya and Chad #Niger

20128/09/08- The United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to seek to implement the border agreement signed between Sudan, Libya and Chad.

More than 60 people have been killed and 159 injured in renewed fighting among militias in Tripoli last month. On 4 September, UN mission brokered a ceasefire between the major parties to the conflict. Continuer à lire … « UN urges implementation of border agreement among Sudan, Libya and Chad #Niger »

Mali – Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N.

2018/07/18 – Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month.
Malians head to the polls on July 29 for a vote meant to draw a line under six years of political unrest, jihadist attacks and ethnic clashes. But the situation has degenerated in recent months and spilled over into neighboring countries. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N. »

Analysis: Jihadist exploitation of communal violence in Mali

2017/07/17 . In a press briefing earlier today, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) detailed an alarming rise in communal violence among different ethnic groups in central Mali. Continuer à lire … « Analysis: Jihadist exploitation of communal violence in Mali »

Mali – Murder of civilians (25 June 2018)

2018/06/26 – France expresses its deep concern over the crimes, and particularly the numerous murders and kidnappings, committed in recent weeks against civilians in central Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Murder of civilians (25 June 2018) »