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Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.

Benghazi residents flee fighting between the army and Islamists in the Ansar al-Sharia militia last year
02/03/2014 - Libya - France

French engineer shot dead in Libya, hospital

A French engineer has been shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital sources said Sunday.

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya
06/02/2014 - African news explained

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya

Niger is calling for Western intervention to eradicate a growing threat from radical Islamist fighters in Libya.

François Hollande withthe presidents of Comoros, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire
06/12/2013 - France - Africa summit

France strives to keep African influence at Paris summit

"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.

23/11/2013

French press review 23 November 2013

France's decision to boost the number of troops in the Central African Republic dominates comment in the French press.

Where is Libya going after PM kidnapping?
11/10/2013 - African news explained

Where is Libya going after PM kidnapping?

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed after being held by gunmen for several hours in Tripoli on Thursday.

05/10/2013

French press review 5 October 2013

The drowning of up to 300 migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa continues to attract front page attention in most of today’s national dailies.

Cyrenaica protestors in Benghazi call for Libya to become federal state
17/09/2013 - African news explained

Cyrenaica protestors in Benghazi call for Libya to become federal state

Activists who would like to see Libya become a federal state demonstrated in Benghazi on Monday. They believe Cyrenaica, an eastern province, should be autonomous.

Libya threatens to attack ships docking along the Libyan coast to illegaly load oil
17/08/2013 - African news explained

Libya threatens to attack ships docking along the Libyan coast to illegaly load oil

The Libyan government warned that it is prepared to use force to stop any ships docking to load oil illegally from terminals.

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