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Monday, 08-03-15, 5:03Grim Prognosis for War-Torn Libya[Africa In Fact] Oil-rich Libya faces an array of daunting challenges in dealing with the legacies of Muammar Qaddafi's 42 years in power, not least the dysfunctional labour sector he left behind. Add to this the damage done to the country's economic infrastructure during the revolution that ousted Mr Qaddafi in 2011, and the impact of the civil war that has raged for nearly a year, and the prognosis looks very grim. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 14:45Libya - Flawed Trial of Gaddafi Officials[HRW] Beirut -The trial in which 32 Gaddafi-era officials were convicted on July 28, 2015, of serious crimes during Libya's 2011 uprising was undermined by serious due process violations, Human Rights Watch said today. Libya missed an important opportunity to deliver justice in the post-Gaddafi era. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 11:21Italian Authorities Confirm the Deaths of 14 People on Board a Boat Carrying Hundreds of Refugees[UNHCR] Messina -Italian authorities have confirmed the deaths of 14 people on board a boat carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants across the Mediterranean on Tuesday, July 28th. read more...
Wednesday, 07-29-15, 9:41UN Rights Officials Seriously Concerned By Verdicts in Trial of Former Members of Gaddafi Regime[UN News] The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader's son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 15:04Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Can Appeal Death Sentence[News24Wire] A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 10:15Court Sentences Gaddafi's Son, Seven Others to Death[Reuters Media Express] A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for war crimes and acts to crush peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 8:27Amavubi Draw Libya in 2018 World Cup Qualifiers[New Times] The National men's national football team will face Libya over two legs in November in the second round of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be hosted by Russia. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 16:19Tobruk Government Militia Executes 39 Civilians in One Day[Alkarama] On 22 July 2015, Alkarama referred the cases of 39 Libyan citizens, executed by the Zintan forces in the city of Kikla on 11 October 2014, to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (SR SUMX) and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 10:15Up to 40 Migrants Dead Off Libya Coast, Shipwreck Survivors Say[News24Wire] As many as 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya earlier this week, according to humanitarian organisations citing witnesses on Friday. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 7:57Fresh Violence Erupts Across Southern Region[UN News] Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire today amid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a "further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the main... actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement." read more...

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