Turkey sent 16,500 Syrian fighters to Libya – Observatory

Turkey has sent hundreds of newly recruited mercenaries to Sirte in Libya to fight alongside the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the Syrian Observatory...

US military says Russia sent more equipment to Libyan front lines: report

Russia appears to be sending more military equipment to its mercenaries in Libya, including the flashpoint city of Sirte, in breach of an arms embargo, Reuters reported, citing the US military. Its Africa Command said...

Turkey urges ‘immediate’ end to foreign support for Libya’s Haftar: report

Turkey on Monday urged an “immediate” end to the support for rebel commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya after trilateral talks held in Ankara between Libyan, Maltese and Turkish officials, AFP reported. Turkey earlier this year...

Turkey against any possible division in Libya, presidential spokesperson says

by Anadolu Agency Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın. (AA) Turkey is adamantly opposed to Libya's partition, be it in principle or by law, Turkey's presidential spokesman has said. "We are absolutely against the breaking up of Libya,...

Egypt’s parliament greenlights deployment of troops abroad to secure ‘western front,’ paving way for...

The Egyptian parliament has approved the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “criminal militias.” The move comes amid repeated threats from Cairo to openly intervene in the Libyan conflict. The deployment...

Libya set to explode again as foreign players go all in

Seen as nearing a conclusion several times in the last few years, Libya’s long-running civil war looks set to flare up yet again as Turkey-backed forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)...

Egypt Parliament Greenlights Possible Intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament on Monday greenlighted a possible deployment of troops outside its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighboring Libya. The parliament unanimously approved "the deployment of members of...

Sisi Says Egypt ‘Won’t Stand Idle’ on Security Threats from Libya

Egypt's president said Thursday that his country "will not stand idle" against threats to the national security of Egypt and Arab countries, in a meeting with tribal leaders from eastern Libya. His comments came days...

Tensions mount as Ethiopia allows dam across Nile headwaters to fill

Egypt fears hydroelectric project will restrict limited waters on which its population depends Jason Burke and Ruth Michaelson -  The  Guardian A satellite image taken on 12 July shows the Grand Renaissance dam, the centre of...

Extremist fighter’s groundbreaking sex slavery trial opens at ICC

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud accused of torture and extrajudicial punishments Jason Burke Africa correspondent  -  The  Guardian Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud forced hundreds of Malian women...

Libya Parliament Authorises Egypt Intervention in Principle

Libya's parliament has passed a motion authorising Egypt to intervene militarily if needed to safeguard the "national security" of both countries in light of what it termed a Turkish "occupation". The eastern-based legislature backs military...

Haftar forces accuses Turkey of targeting oil in Libya as Sirte battle looms: report

A military buildup around the Libyan city of Sirte has raised fears of a major battle for control of the area’s strategic oil reserves, the Arab News website reported. The Libyan National Army (LNA), which...

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

BBC.COM-Image copyright AFP Image caption This is the second ban on alcohol sales since South Africa's outbreak began South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread...

France sees risk of jihadists among fighters dispatched by Turkey to Libya

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described the situation in Libya as “grave,” emphasising the risk that mercenaries and militants dispatched by Turkey to Libya could include “some former leaders of jihadist groups”. His accusations come ahead of...

Libya’s Haftar growing mercenary army with outside help, pro-Assad militia – report

The Libyan rebel General Khalifa Haftar is recruiting members of gangs and militias accused of genocide, and Russian-backed mercenaries in an attempt to recoup recent battlefield losses against the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord...

Erdoğan’s Libya plan is incoherent – analyst

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has an incoherent strategy in Libya, which could severely undermine Turkey’s foreign policy goals, analyst Steven A. Cook wrote in Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday. Turkey is backing Libya’s United Nations-recognised, Tripoli-based...

Italian defence minister to visit Turkey to discuss Libya developments

Italian Defence Minister is set to visit the capital city of Ankara on Tuesday to meet his Turkish counterpart to discuss the recent developments in war-torn Libya, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday. Lorenzo Guerini’s trip...

Haftar supporters protest Turkey’s meddling in Libyan conflict

Thousands of supporters of Gen. Khalifa Haftar demonstrated in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday against what they claim is Turkish interference in the country’s domestic affairs, the Chinese CGTN news outlet...

Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique

by Oleg Burunov Northern Mozambique has been in the grip of a jihadist insurgency since 2017, with the violence having reportedly already killed more than 1,000 people there. In an article published on the website Conversation, political...

Ethiopia protests: more than 80 killed as singer’s murder lays bare grievances

Troops on Addis Ababa streets as political tensions erupt over Haacaaluu death and wider Oromo claims Reuters in Addis Ababa -  The Guardian Haacaaluu Hundeessaa in 2019. His music served as the soundtrack to Oromos opposing...