Libya lies in the Maghreb region of northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea. Since 2011 the Country has experienced political instability.
Muammar Gaddafi was one of the conspirators who overthrew the country's king in a military coup in 1969. He in turn was overthrown during the Libyan Civil War of 2011, in which the rebels were supported by NATO. Libya has a population of six million; it's largest city and capital is Tripoli. This is a compilation of DW content on Libya.
Young Gambians rescued from prisons in Libya say they may risk it all again and make the dangerous journey across the desert to find work in Europe +++ Also in this week's #77Percent, Cameroonian model Nickson Yannic Mpeck takes the international runway by storm and his latest gig was in Milan, Italy. Join the discussion with DW's Jane Nyingi and Fred Muvunyi.
Why are young Gambians leaving the country despite leadership change? DW's team is in Banjul to find out. Also in this week's #77Percent we unpack the story of an Eritrean migrant hoping to start a new life here in Germany after a difficult journey to Europe via Libya. Listen in and be part of the debate on Facebook.
Should Libya, a country with two dysfunctional governments and various local factions, be considered a safe place for migrants rescued at sea? +++European Union passports are up for sale to wealthy outsiders who wouldn't be able to enter the EU any other way.
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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused European governments of trying to block NGOs from conducting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Two weeks ago, a Spanish NGO ship was impounded after bringing more than 200 migrants to Sicily. Now the only remaining NGO ship off the Libyan coast is the Aquarius. DW reporter Filip Warwick reports from on board the ship.
Ex-French President Sarkozy has blamed Gadhafi supporters for allegations that he accepted campaign funding from Libya in 2007. In his statement to investigating judges, he said evidence for the charges "did not exist."
The French know that their politicians receive money from every possible source. But the fact that Nicolas Sarkozy is now charged with having gotten some of his from dictator Moammar Gadhafi may cross the line for many.
Preliminary charges have been filed against the former president over irregularities in his 2007 election campaign funding. Sarkozy has been under investigation since 2013 due to allegations he received funds from Libya.
Young Ghanaian Enoch Yeboah was sold as a slave in Libya. We meet him back in Ghana where he tells us his story of great expectations that ended as a nightmare. He is one of millions who risk their lives on the deadly journey north. But why do young Africans risk their lives like this? Here's what they say.
Young Ghanaian Enoch Yeboah was sold as a slave in Libya. We meet him back in Ghana where he tells us his story of great expectations that ended as a nightmare. He is one of millions who risk their lives on the deadly journey north. But why do young Africans risk their lives like this?