The Nigerians who have been brought back from Libya have told heart-rending stories of woe and misery: how they were sold into slavery by the Arabs and by their own Nigerian brothers and sisters, how they were subjected to all forms of indignity including rape, extortion, and torture, and how living in Libya is now the equivalent of a trip to hell.
Map of Northern Africa and the Middle East Political Map of of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East.Political Map of Africa All 54 countries of Africa. News Agency Jamahiria News Agency (Jana) Libya's Official News Provider Libya news in Arabic Al Fajr al Jadeed One of the main dailies in Libya. Al Shames Libyan daily (in Arabic and partly in French) Libya: News and Views Current News from Libya.QADHAFI's crackdown on protesters spawned a civil war that triggered UN authorization of air and naval intervention by the international community.QADHAFI's regime was toppled in mid-2011 and replaced by a transitional government.Libya's Council of Deputies Libya's Parliament, the legislative body for Libya (in Arabic).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Libya Official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Arabic). Libyan Embassy Canada Libyan Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Administrative Map of Libya Map showing the administrative divisions (districts) of Libya.Official Name: Libya Formerly: Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma, Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya short form: Lībiyā int'l long form: none int'l short form: Libya ISO Country Code: ly Time: Local Time = UTC 2h Actual Time: Country Calling Code: 218 Capital City: Tripoli (pop. Climate: Mediterranean along the coast; dry and extreme hot in desert interior. Population: 6.3 million (includes 0.6 million non-nationals of sub-Saharan Africans living in Libya). English, French, and Italian are understood in major cities. Industries: Petroleum, iron and steel, food processing, textiles, handicrafts, cement.Ethnic groups: Berber and Arab 97%; Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians. Currency: Libyan Dinar (LYD) Source: GPCT Libya and others. Background: Since he took power in a 1969 military coup, Col.Libyan military adventures failed, e.g., the prolonged foray of Libyan troops into the Aozou Strip in northern Chad was finally repulsed in 1987.Libyan support for terrorism decreased after UN sanctions were imposed in 1992. Unrest that began in several Middle Eastern and North African countries in late 2010 erupted in Libyan cities in early 2011.Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI has espoused his own political system - a combination of socialism and Islam - which he called the Third International Theory.