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.


Algeria oil giant to withdraw workers from Libya

20 May 2014, 18:08

Algiers - An official close to Algeria's state oil giant Sonatrach says authorities have decided to evacuate the company's employees from Libya due to the deteriorating security situation.

The decision follows the evacuation of Algerian diplomats from Libya on Friday in response to what the Foreign Ministry said was a "clear and present" threat.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had yet to be made, said on Tuesday it was feared that with Algerian diplomats gone, terrorists would target oil workers.

Sonatrach is working oil fields in the Ghadames basin in southern Libya, near the Algerian border.

A renegade general has taken up arms against the Islamists dominating Libya's fractured government sparking fighting in major cities.

Libya is also home to al-Qaeda-linked groups battling the Algerian government.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

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

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...