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Tunisia and the Libya Turmoil: Containing the Crisis
Ministers of foreign affairs from Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Chad, and Niger, as well as Libya’s ambassador to Tunisia, led delegations to the coastal city of Hammamet on July 13 and 14 to discuss a regional response to Libya’s deteriorating security environment. Since Libya’s 2011 revolution, militias, armed with wartime weaponry, have ...

Marzouki Visits Sahel Seeking Investment Opportunities
Tunisia signed 35 economic and cooperative agreements during a four-country Africa tour led by interim President Moncef Marzouki. A group of roughly 100 businessmen and representatives from economic organizations accompanied Marzouki on his trip, which included stops in Mali, Niger, Chad, and Gabon. The visits aimed to support Tunisian investment i...

What Started With a Carjacking Leaves 147 Killed and 350 Wounded in Libyan Tribal Conflict
A criminal carjacking turned into a full blown tribal war with six days of revenge attacks from two Saharan tribes leading to 147 deaths and over 350 wounded in the Libyan city of Sabha. The Interim Libyan Prime Minister in the National Transitional Council Abdulrahim Al Keeb, paid a visit to Sabha on Sunday after the...

Fleeing the Fighting in Libya: Thousands of Chadian Women and Children Stranded on the Libya-Chad Border
By Abdullah Fannir The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that more than two thousand Chadian migrants, mostly women, children and elderly, are now camping on Libya's border with Chad, near the towns of Gatroun and Sebha. IOM says the camp is in a hostile and arid area, well known for armed robberies. Camp conditions...