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Murky waters around Tobruk

Eyebrows have been raised in Washington DC by the lobbying contract filed in October between the Libyan House of Representatives, now based in Benghazi, and K-Street outfit Vogel G...

How militias police the Mediterranean for Europe

Accused by the UN of heinous rights abuses, militias tied to Dubaiba and Haftar now run border control

Militias linked to the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity (GNU) and its erstwhile rivals in the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar have taken over nat...

All quiet on the Wagner front

The Kremlin's mercenaries are still key to Khalifa Haftar's military strength but he has no interest in stirring up yet more trouble

The current hiatus in Libya's civil war means any effects on the Wagner Group's Libyan operations from the crisis in Russia would have been hard to spot. The mercenaries remain the...

Cave-in hits bitcoin miners

Up to 60 Chinese nationals, along with an undisclosed number of Libyans, were arrested in western Libya last month when police discovered major illegal Bitcoin-mining operations.

Coastguard in the dock

European Union backing for Libyan authorities who stop and detain migrants means the bloc has 'aided and abetted' rights violations against migrants, according to Chaloka Beyani, t...

Energy drives Italy's turn to Libya

Rome desperately needs North Africa's gas and is making  commercial and political investments in Libya

Italy has already replaced Russia as its main supplier of gas, which is transforming its strategic relationship with North Africa, especially Algeria, Libya and Egypt. Rome intends...

Government by chequebook

Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba will use the central bank to shore up his power base and buy off opponents

Elections look unlikely again this year. After the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) blamed the failure of the December 2021 presidential elections on Prime Minister Abd...

Bashagha bloodied in Tripoli battle

Forces loyal to Tripoli-based premier Dubaiba have tightened their grip on the capital after another failed effort to capture the city

Heavy clashes between rival militias in Tripoli over the weekend of 26/27 August underlined the intractability of the conflict between the two main political protagonists, while cl...

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