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EU launches Operation Irini to enforce Libya arms embargo

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The European Union is stepping up its efforts to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya through the launch of a new CSDP (Common...

Libyan fighting continues as more coronavirus reported

Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Libya, authorities said after the first was detected last week, with international aid agencies warning of a...

Coronavirus hits Libya, fighting continues

Battles around Tripoli on Wednesday followed intensified bombardment of the capital, ignoring international pleas for a truce to tackle the coronavirus after the first...

Tripoli prison shelled

A prison in Tripoli was shelled injuring several people, its warden said, as bombardment intensified despite pleas for a ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus. The...

Libya coronavirus ceasefire over

Renewed bombardments were reported by both sides in Libya after a pause in fighting when the main combatants agreed to a ceasefire because of...

Libyan truce would aid fight against coronavirus

Western and Arab countries urged Libya’s warring factions to stop fighting to allow authorities to respond to the threat posed by the coronavirus. Libya has...

Libya coronavirus free, remains at risk

Libya is not in a position to confront the coronavirus if it arrives, the head of its disease control centre said, calling for support...

Merkel urges Libyan PM to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, a German government spokesman said , urging him to move to...

Ramaphosa meets Libya GNA Prime Minister in Pretoria

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa hosted Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj from the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) ahead of this week’s AU contact...

Libya’s Haftar committed to signing ceasefire – French presidency

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Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s eastern military commander, has told France’s president he will sign a ceasefire and stick to it if militias backed by the...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...