Libya will face a financial crisis and a budget deficit in 2020 because of a blockade of oil terminals and oil fields by groups loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, the head of Libya's internationally recognized government said.
French unions blockaded several oil refineries on Tuesday, aiming to cause shortages at petrol stations after a month-long public transport strike failed to force the government to withdraw its pension reform plans.
An international aid group says it has not been able to deliver vital medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, due to constant Saudi airstrikes and a crippling blockade on the war-torn country.
A blockade of Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency's knowledge, said the acting president who sacked the head of the security agency.
Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, preventing fuel deliveries through the only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of kites carried firebombs to burn Israeli farmland.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has said that a total of 32 flights to Yemen have been canceled since the regime in Riyadh ordered a tightening of the blockade of the impoverished country.