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EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

European Union Naval Force - Mediterranean Operation Sophia (EU)

Authorization date: 05/15

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EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EU)

Authorization date: 05/13

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United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UN-led)
Authorization date: 09/11

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Getting a grip on Central Sahel’s gold rush – ICG report (13.11.2019)

In Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, a gold boom is attracting the attention of diverse armed groups. Security forces are struggling to control gold mining zones in regions that the state has neglected or abandoned. Artisanal gold mining provides armed groups, in some cases including jihadists, with a...


Russia throws more weight behind Haftar in Libya (11.11.2019)

After some equivocation, Moscow is now reportedly throwing its weight more fully behind Libya’s maverick General Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to overthrow the United Nations-backed Tripoli government of Fayez al-Sarraj.

Libya's competing governments contend for Washington influence (08.11.2019)

The Libyan civil war has found a new battlefield: the halls of Washington. The eight-year conflict shows little sign of ending, and the warring governments are stepping up their efforts to influence policymakers in the United States. Crucial to these efforts, and the Libyan conflict as a whole, is...

The internationalisation of the Libyan war (07.11.2019)

The AU could provide the legitimacy needed for a multilateral peace process in Libya, which is marred by the history of international involvement.

‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya - ICC prosecutor (06.11.2019)

Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country.

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