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Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

From al-Jazeera   by Fatma Naib Women were kept separate from the men and were routinely abused by smugglers and guards [File: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters] In recent months, it has been revealed that African migrants and refugees have been sold in open markets as slaves in Libya, and are held against their will in inhumane conditions in […]

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Sudan slams Libya for harboring rebel movement

KHARTOUM, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Sudanese army on Tuesday summoned Libya’s Military Attache in Khartoum in protest against the recognized Libya’s harboring of forces belonging to a major rebel movement in Sudan’s Darfur region. “The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has summoned the Libyan military attache on the background of Tobruk government’s harboring of the rebels […]

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Egypt reportedly massing huge force along the Libyan border

Addis Ababa, 28 April 2015 (WIC) – Egypt reportedly massing huge force along the Libyan border to launch military offensive against the self pro-claimed Islamic State terrorists. The Egyptian government is massing a massive ground, air, naval, and marine forces along it’s borders with Libya. The Egyptian forces are assembling at the eastern Libyan Desert bordering […]

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IGAD condemns murder of Ethiopians in Libya

Addis Ababa, 24 April 2015 (WIC) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has condemned the brutal killing of Ethiopian migrants in the hands of the self-declared Islamic State (IS) in Libya. “We strongly condemn the killings in the strongest possible terms. Our region also equally condemns this senseless activity,” Executive Secretary of IGAD, Ambassador Engineer […]

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Thousands of Ethiopians march in government rally over Islamic State killings

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 April, 2015, 6:04pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 April, 2015, 6:04pm Agence France-Presse in Addis Ababa   Protesters in Addis Ababa demand action against terrorism after about 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed by Islamic State militants in Libya. Photo: AFP Tens of thousands of Ethiopians marched through the capital Wednesday in a […]

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IGAD Statements on the Barbaric Massacre of Ethiopian Christians by the ISIL Terror Group in Libya

Monday, 20 April 2015 17:17 IGAD is shocked beyond words to learn of the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians by the sword and firing squad in Libya on Sunday the 19th of April, 2015 which was carried out by the blood thirsty Libyan arm of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL who […]

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Ethiopian Muslim Affairs Supreme Council, Ethiopian Orthodox Church Condemn IS killings

  Addis Ababa, 21 April 2015 (WIC) – The Ethiopian Muslim Affairs Supreme Council (EMASC) and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) condemned today the barbaric acts of the Islamic State against Ethiopian migrants in Libya. The Ethiopian Muslim Affairs Supreme Council strongly condemned the slayings describing them as genocidal acts that should never by committed […]

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Ethiopia to hold three days of national mourning

Addis Ababa, 20 April 2015 (WIC) – The House People’s Representative (HPR) is expected to declare three days of national mourning for the 28 Ethiopians killed by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya. The government confirmed that those killed by the Islamic Sate were all Ethiopians. Ethiopian flag will fly at half-mast across the country and […]

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Statement by US National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Murders in Libya

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 19, 2015 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the brutal mass murder purportedly of Ethiopian Christians by ISIL-affiliated terrorists in Libya.  We express our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Ethiopian government and people as […]

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Is the life of an African of no value in this day and age? From Rwanda’s New Times

By: ALLAN BRIAN SSENYONGA PUBLISHED: April 19, 2015 A decade ago, The Economist described Africa as a hopeless continent. As expected we spent nearly a decade denouncing the description as unfair and inaccurate. Then a decade later the same magazine declared that Africa was indeed rising. Like the biblical story of Saul turning into Paul, […]

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