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Vol 61 No 22

Published 5th November 2020


Hope without optimism for the new deal

War-weary citizens welcome the UN-brokered ceasefire but the foreign sponsors of the conflict have the casting vote

Politicians and fighters in Libya's civil war are due to meet for face-to-face talks in Tunis on 9 November in what will be a key test of the latest UN-brokered ceasefire. Hopes are running high that what the UN calls the permanent ceasefire signed between the two main sides in Geneva on 23 October could be a first step towards a wider peace and power-sharing.

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