Tensions rise over migrants in Libya | News | Al Jazeera

Tensions rise over migrants in Libya

African migrants in Tripoli are hiding from rebels who suspect they are Gaddafi mercenaries.

    Migrants from across sub-Saharan Africa are scattered around Tripoli, hiding where they believe they won't be spotted by rebel fighters who suspect them of being Muammar Gaddafi's mercenaries.

    In parts of the capital, Libyan authorities have even set up holding centres for migrants they believe are affiliated to the embattled leader, and they do not want the media speaking to them.

    The tensions in Libya's relationship with its African migrants is not new, but the war with Gaddafi has made everything far worse.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Tripoli.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The State of Lebanon

    The State of Lebanon

    Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?

    Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

    Exploited, hated, killed: Italy's African fruit pickers

    Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse.