North Africa

Hundreds of European Union lawmakers demand Egypt’s Sisi release political prisoners

The letter follows a similar one addressed to Sisi by 56 members of the US Congress on Monday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 21, 2020
al-monitor An Egyptian police officer enters the Tora prison in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during a guided tour organized by Egypt's State Information Service on Feb. 11, 2020. A letter from EU lawmakers says Sanaa Seif, the sister of detained activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was detained when she and her family attempted to make a formal complaint about an assault they suffered in front of the prison. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: UN Libya envoy ‘very optimistic’ about cease-fire as civilian travel set to reopen

Acting UN Libya envoy Stephanie Williams said Wednesday the two sides agreed to cooperate on restructuring the forces that guard petroleum fields.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Oct 21, 2020
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Tunisia allows regions to impose nightly curfews amid COVID-19 spike

The North African country has reported more than 40,000 infections since March.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Oct 19, 2020
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12 bodies discovered in new mass graves in Libya

At least 100 bodies have been discovered since the retreat of Khalifa Hifter's forces from the area earlier this year.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Oct 19, 2020
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France’s Sarkozy charged in Libya campaign funding probe

Prosecutors are investigating whether the former French president received illegal campaign financing from Moammar Gadhafi's regime.

Al-Monitor Staff | Corruption and nepotism | Oct 16, 2020
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