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Vol 63 No 16

Published 4th August 2022


Dubaiba woos UAE and Haftar with about-turn on oil

Dubaiba tries to end embargo and undercut his eastern-based rival Bashagha by naming Bengdara as the new state oil chief

The latest arena of conflict between the country's two opposing governments is the crucial position of head of the National Oil Company (NOC). A complex political game between the eastern and western prime ministers, their allies abroad and their backers in the powerful local militias is playing out in the country's main national resource.

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