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Top 6 Mountain Biking Spots in Africa

Africa is known for its splendid alpine landscapes that offer the best trails for holidaymakers and sports people, especially daring mountain bikers. …

Mountain Biking

Rolling summer blackouts weigh on Libya's struggling traders

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.<p>A worker manufactures doors and windows of iron inside a workshop in Benghazi, Libya August 7, …

Africa

UPDATE 1-Arson at Libyan pipeline causes fire, no significant...

(Adds details)<p>TUNIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said arson caused a fire next to a station on Libya’s Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline that was extinguished on Thursday without causing significant damage.<p>The NOC said in a statement the arson was carried out with rocket-propelled …

Oil

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

TRIPOLI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011 uprising, according to a statement from the justice ministry.<p>The statement did not give details of the case, but a justice …

Africa

Libya Condemns 45 ‘Gaddafi Followers’ to Death

A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen out of 128 condemned for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the …

Middle East

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

TRIPOLI (AFP) -<p>A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the justice ministry said.<p>It was the highest number of death sentences passed by a Libyan court in a single case …

Africa

#116: Flight 800 and Secret Society of Eagle Scouts the Ray Kump

Secret Societies

Why Amateur Rocket Builders Flock to This Desert

Magazine<p>At an event in Nevada, hobbyists can legally send their homemade rockets high into the atmosphere.<p>Heat and swirls of dust above the cracked earth of northwestern Nevada make any sign of life look like a mirage. In the fall of 2016, photographer Robert Ormerod turned off the road and onto …

FAA

Libyan court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

<b>A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in Tripoli in 2011, the justice ministry says.</b><p>They are accused of opening fire on dozens as rebel forces closed in on the capital during the uprising against former leader Colonel Muammar …

Africa

UNDP Country Director visits Toyota Libya Training Center in Misrata | UNDP in Libya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, visited the Toyota Libya F.Z.C Training Center in Misrata to …

Africa

UN: Libyan militia forces 1,900 people from camp in Tripoli

By Associated Press<p>CAIRO — The U.N. refugee agency says it’s concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1,900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.<p>UNHCR spokesman William Spindler says the militia ran 370 families, originally from the western city of Tawergha, out of …

Africa

Lagos is Africa's worst city to live in

<b>Lagos, Harare, Tripoli, Douala, Algiers and Dakar are all among the ten least liveable cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence</b> …

Africa

Opening the dialogue under a common concern: waste | Intercultural Dialogue

Discover 'Khadra', a short documentary that follows four women in Tripoli, Lebanon, who are using recycling to transform and bring together the …

Documentaries

Libyan Militia Evict 1,900 Minority Tawergha from IDP Camp

The United Nations refugee agency says nearly 2,000 members of a persecuted ethnic minority group in Libya fled a displaced persons camp last week …

Africa

UN Migration Agency Helps More Than 30,000 Migrants Return Safely to Over 30 Countries of Origin

Tripoli - “I miss my family more than you can imagine. I know they will be waiting for me at the airport when I arrive to Nigeria. I am going home to …

IOM

Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for internally-displaced: UNHCR

In an appeal for the human rights of families originally from the city of Tawergha to be respected, UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler, said that …

Africa

On Youth Day, Libyan young people discuss ways to achieve SDGs

As part of the Youth Leadership Programme 4 (YLP4), sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Arab States, UNDP Libya supported …

Africa

Power outages short-circuit Libya's economy

The surge in the power generator market in Tripoli goes against the current, as the inconstant electricity supply is otherwise sapping the dynamism of Libya's small businesses.<p>Years of conflict in Libya - especially in its so-called "oil crescent" - have hurt power generation.<p>Many areas endure …

Middle East

UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

By Associated Press<p>UNITED NATIONS — U.N. experts say “predatory behavior” by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region.<p>The experts also warned in …

Africa

After the Showdown in Libya’s Oil Crescent

<b>What’s new?</b> Fighting in June in Libya’s “oil crescent”, a coastal area home to most of its oil export terminals, led to a brief military takeover of …

Africa

Italy's PM Conte sees no rush for Libyan election

By Giselda Vagnoni<p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that it is not vital for Libya to vote this year, signalling doubts about a French-led push to hold elections in December to stabilise and unify the North African country.<p>Italy and France are competing for …

Africa

#113: Cryptids With The Boogie Monster's Kyle Kinane and David Stone

Cryptozoology

'Clear evidence' to charge Manchester Arena bomber's brother over atrocity, police say

Police say there is ‘clear evidence’ to charge the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber in connection with the atrocity.<p>Several people were …

Terrorism

Libya's sovereign wealth fund to move offices after abductions,...

TRIPOLI, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has decided to move from its main office in Tripoli due to security breaches after a number of staff were threatened or abducted, it said in statement on Wednesday.<p>The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), which holds about $66 billion-worth of …

Africa

#295: Sam Tripoli returns from hiatus by Punch Drunk Sports - Listen to music

Libya

Edtech shines at Seedstars Tripoli as Elham Education wins pitch event

Libyan edtech startup Elham Education has been selected as the winner of this year’s edition of the Seedstars Tripoli pitch event.<br>In all, 11 startups …

Education Technology

Italy contributes €500,000 to UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

<b>Tripoli, 12 July 2018 –</b> The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support …

Africa

Demonstrations in Libya Demand Elections, Improved Services

Rallies were held in several Libyan cities on Friday in protest against deteriorating living conditions and poor services.<p>Protesters in the country, …

Middle East

680,000 illegal immigrants arrive in libya in May

Tripoli, Aug 4 (IANS) The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said that nearly 680,000 illegal immigrants arrived in libya in May.<p>"In May …

Illegal Immigration

Three Filipino hostages in Libya plead for help

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) —</b> Three Filipino workers held captive by gunmen for nearly a month in Libya have appealed for help from …

Asia