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Tripoli migrant detention centre hit in air strike

An air strike hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least 40 and wounding...

Haftar loses main Tripoli base

Forces allied to Libya’s internationally recognised government seized Gharyan south of Tripoli, the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital, witnesses and...

Resolve to fight hardening in Misrata

In a warehouse packed with rocket launchers, grenades and rifles in the Libyan city Misrata, workers sweat as they install anti-aircraft guns on pickup...

Heavy fighting in Tripoli

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces pushed to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government. The...

Tripoli water supply restored

Water supplies to 2.5 million Tripoli residents were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said, allowing the besieged capital...

Countries fuelling Libya conflict must be stopped

Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could “lead to permanent division of the country,” a top UN official warned the...

Tripoli water supply cut off

Gunmen cut off the main water pipeline to Libya’s besieged capital, Tripoli, spelling more misery for residents reeling from weeks of fighting. The United Nations...

Business suspended for 40 foreign firms in Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government suspended operations of 40 foreign firms including French oil firm Total, a government official said. The ministry said the firms’ licences...

Rise in casualties – and cholera – expected in Libya

A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of diseases including cholera, the...

Haftar forces down government warplane

Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar shot down a Tripoli government warplane purportedly piloted by a foreign mercenary south of Tripoli, the Libyan...

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...