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Vol 64 No 19

Published 21st September 2023


Foreigners swoop on Derna as politicians wash their hands

The visit by Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov to Benghazi on 16-17 September is seen by local pundits as another attempt by a foreign power to use the flooding disaster at Derna to re-establish influence in Libya. It is the second visit in a month by Yevkurov, who has been flying the Russian flag in tours of African countries where the Wagner Group has been active.

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