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Libya

Population: 6.29 mn.
GDP: $34.69 bn.
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Doubts about unity deal

Elections are planned to fill the power vacuum, but they will have to overcome the poisonous faction-fighting

General Khalifa Haftar's forces control the east, but have not marched on Tripoli and show little sign of doing so. Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister and Presidenc...


Seizing the spoils of war

From people-trafficking to oil theft, crime is the mainstay of all the armed groups. International organisations are finally acting

Local and international authorities are finally moving against Libya's myriad criminal networks, which finance militias and make personal fortunes. Yet criminality remains pervasiv...


Risorgimento Africano

Forced to focus on its southern flank by Libya's collapse and the Mediterranean migrant crisis, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's government is getting ever more involved in African...


All at sea over migration

A row over a deal between Rome and Tripoli to police the Mediterranean points to deepening divisions on migration in Africa and Europe

An Italian operation backing efforts by the Libyan coastguard to intercept ships carrying migrants across the Mediterranean risks widening the political fight between the country's...


States of failure

Foreign supporters of the factions locked in civil war are falling out as the fighting intensifies and solutions are as distant as ever

Fighting between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and its rivals has been increasing, while Da'ish (Islamic State) proves that it remains a potent force, despite...


Squaring the triangle

Momentum is building behind General Haftar but the UN-supported government in Tripoli still has strong advocates

International support for General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA), based in the east, is growing beyond his core base of external supporters of Egypt, Russia and ...


Front lines in flux

The UN-backed unity government is disintegrating while rival armed blocs in the east and west gear up for a battle for Tripoli

Many now predict the disintegration of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and with it, the fragile balance that has kept open war from breaking out. The ...


The scramble for the spoils

Western policy looks confused and contradictory, while the UN stands accused of giving in to blackmail 

The political process set up by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has buckled under the weight of the country's multiple divisions, leaving Western governments c...


Gadaffi's desperate bid

The lawyers for the late dictator's son are trying to persuade the ICC to drop its case against him

International lawyers for Seif el Islam Gadaffi, son of the late dictator Moammar el Gadaffi, have made a U-turn in their defence strategy at the International Criminal Court and w...


Drawing a line in Libya

The West's military and political leaders are pondering a major new armed intervention as Da'ish's momentum builds

Signs are emerging that another major Western intervention in the Arab-African world is on the horizon. United States President Barack Obama is telling his National Security Counci...

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