In Libya, a lack of authority has allowed the ongoing kidnapping and extortion of migrants. What can European countries do to prevent the murder and torture of migrants?
The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda presented the situation of Libya before the UN Security Council. The human security situation in Libya is of grave concern. Bensouda said there’s “an escalation of violence, high number of civilian deaths, thousands of persons internally displaced, and a sharp increase in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests across Libya.”
Foreign intervention has brought drones, cyber-attacks and social media propaganda that foreshadow the future of armed conflict.
Do Africans know the truth about the intention of the West in Libya? Why did Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have to go? Moussa Ibrahim, Gaddafi’s former spokesman answers these questions.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
The African Union has come under fire for its perceived lax reaction to the slavery crisis in Libya. Many have argued that the AU should do more to address the crisis and help the vulnerable rather than simply issuing strongly worded statements.
Protesters gathered outside the Libyan Embassy in central Paris following an exclusive CNN investigation into migrant auctions in Libya. A dozen Black African men were seen being sold at an auction outside of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Some of them were auctioned off for as little as $400.
British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson is facing growing backlash inside Libya for his remarks that the city of Sirte might become a new Dubai once “the dead bodies” are removed. Johnson defended his remarks on Sirte saying he was making a point about the need for optimism in Libya.
The invasion of Libya by the U.S., Britain and France has left Libya a breeding ground for terrorists. The country is in chaos and peace has been elusive. British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme said the removal of Col. Muammar Gaddafi from power has been a tragedy for Libyans.