Sarraj’s resignation might be designed to pave the way for a new reconciliation process between the Tripoli government and the Tobruk-based eastern political forces.
A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, some with weapons and ammunition, said a military spokeswoman.
The head of Libya’s UN-supported and internationally recognised government says that he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October amid talks on ending the country’s conflict.
West African leaders gave a junta a one week ultimatum to appoint a civilian to leader for Mali, a spokesman for the military group leading the country said Wednesday.
Mali's neighbours are anxious to avoid the fragile Sahel state spiralling into chaos.
Libyan coast guard retrieves two bodies after a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea.
Violent protests have rocked Ivory Coast since Ouattara, in power since 2010, announced his candidacy. Over a dozen people have died in clashes between protesters and police since August.
Rabat rejects recent allegations made in Israeli media that the country will have direct flights with Tel Aviv, implying that the Palestinian cause is “a red line” for Morocco.
Abdullah Al Thani, the head of the government, which is not recognised internationally, submitted its resignation to the speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh.
Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground.
The opposition group says the key ideas discussed during the talks has been left out of the final document while others have been added in.
The charter ratified by participants in the talks says the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier.
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