Libya


Egypt: Attack On Coptic Christians Prompts Government Strike On Libyan “Jihadist Camps”

Egyptian armed forces have launched six air strikes on “terrorist camps” near the Libyan town of Derna on Friday, reported Egypt state media. According to military sources and Reuters, the air raids targeted “jihadist camps” and were the government’s response to an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians earlier […]


Italian Coastguard Rescue Over 400 Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Over 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea last Saturday, according to the Italian Coast Guard. The refugees, most of whom were from Gambia, Senegal and Nigeria, were picked up off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Despite the success of the operation, it is clear that […]


Mayday…Mayday…Mayday… Asylum Seeker Deaths at Sea

The number of asylum seekers and migrants journeying across the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe continues to rise higher, reflecting the escalating crisis of displaced people across the world. Proportionately, as more people risk their lives on the sea, the numbers presumed to have disappeared and drowned […]


International Criminal Court Reveals Arrest Warrant For Former Ghaddafi Security Chief

On the 24 April 2017, The International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to unseal the warrant of arrest for Al-Tuhami Mohamed Khaled. The former head of the Internal Security Agency of Libya –ISA- during the last years of Gaddafi’s regime, is charged with four crimes against humanity and three war crimes, […]


Chaos In The Libyan Sea Continues: Oil-Smuggling And An Active Slave Trade

The Libyan coastguard has seized oil tankers from two Ukrainian and Congolese flagged-vessels after an hours-long shootout at sea. The crews caught smuggling oil were discovered 2 km off Sidi Said near Zuwara, a town on the central coast of Libya. In response, the Libyan coastguard boarded the two vessels […]


West African Migrants Experience Cases Of Modern-Day Slavery In Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recently warned about the increasing phenomenon of human trafficking in Libya. The more worrying aspect of this cruel trade is that it has acquired an air of normalcy and has materialized into slave markets where people are bought and sold in public. The victims […]


Migrant Crisis Continues In The Mediterranean

Nearly 8,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean were rescued over the Easter weekend. The Italian Coastguard reported that 73 separate rescue operations were undertaken and that 13 bodies, including that of an 8-year-old boy, were recovered. Among those rescued were a woman in active labour and a two-week-old baby […]