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Warring Libya factions sign “historic” ceasefire agreement

Warring Libya factions sign "historic" ceasefire agreement

Libya’s two rival factions signed a “permanent” ceasefire agreement Friday after five days of talks hosted by the United Nations, which hailed the move as a moment that would go down in history. “Today is a good day for the Libyan people,” said Stephanie Williams, the UN’s envoy to the troubled North African country, where a UN-recognised Government of National …

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Outrage over Nigerian migrant burned alive in Libya

Condemnations have trailed the news of a young Nigerian man who was burned alive in Libya earlier last week. According to UN and Libyan government officials, the men accused of setting him on fire have been arrested. An investigation into the incident is under way. “We are horrified by the killing of a Nigerian migrant worker in Tripoli, Libya by …

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North African countries agree to stop migrants from crossing Mediterranean

The police of North African countries to prevent refugees from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. EU Interior Ministers and their North African counterparts have agreed. Amnesty sharply criticises agreement. Europe is also relying on African police to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior announced in Berlin, the interior ministers of EU countries and North African …

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Pope Francis compares Libyan migrant detention centres to concentration camps

Pope Francis has likened the living conditions in migrant detention centres in Libya to concentration camps. He made the comments on  Wednesday during a mass commemorating the pontiff’s journey to the Italian island of Lampedusa seven years ago, his first pastoral visit outside Rome after his election. Sertan Sanderson reports Pope Francis used the German term “Lager” during his sermon, …

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