The Washington Post

Gaddafi’s son barred from running in Libyan elections:


Libya’s top electoral body said Wednesday that the son and onetime heir apparent of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is disqualifi­ed from running in presidenti­al elections that are supposed to take place next month. According to a list of barred candidates issued by the country’s High National Elections Committee, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is ineligible because of previous conviction­s against him. He can appeal the committee’s decision in court in coming days. Saif al-islam was sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2015 for use of violence against protesters who were calling for his father to step down, but that ruling has since been called into question by Libya’s rival authoritie­s. He is also wanted by the Internatio­nal Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the 2011 uprising against his father.

Ethiopia orders Irish diplomats to leave: Ethiopia has ordered four of six Irish diplomats working in the capital, Addis Ababa, to leave the country because of Ireland’s outspoken stance over the ongoing conflict in its Tigray region. Ireland and African members of the U.N. Security Council led a statement on Nov. 5 calling for a cease-fire, and stressing the importance of full humanitari­an access to Tigray and political dialogue between parties.

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