Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Libya to close borders ahead of anniversary

12 February 2013, 14:26

Cairo - Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan late on Monday declared that borders with Tunis and Egypt will be closed for five days as a security measure ahead of the country's commemoration of the second anniversry of the beginning of the uprising that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Zeidan said that as of midnight on February 14th until the 18th, "no one will be allowed to cross the Libyan borders between Egypt or Tunis as a security measure".

Libyans are due to celebrate on 17 February, two years since the armed uprising began. Gaddafi was killed in October 2011, ending his 40-year grip on power.

The security measures came after groups opposing the current government urged Libyans to demonstrate peacefully on Friday to protest the cabinet's inability to impose security across the country.

The call for demonstrations has prompted many international embassies and companies in Libya to step up their security measures.

In January, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States issued warnings against travelling to Libya, particularly the eastern city of Benghazi, where the US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other American officials were killed in September 2012.

The countries cited "high threat from terrorism" and a possibility of retaliatory attacks targeting Western interests in the region after the French military intervention in Mali.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...