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Abdel Hamid Dubaiba

Date of Birth: 1959
Place of Birth: Misurata


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Government by chequebook

After the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) blamed the failure of the December 2021 presidential elections on Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba's Tripoli-based Government of National Unity (GNU) 2022 ended with Libya still divided in the same three ways that have applied for eight years...


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A league of quarrelling neighbours

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry walked out of an Arab League ministerial meeting earlier this month upon learning that it would be chaired by Libyan foreign minister Najla Mohammed el Mangoush a member of the government headed by Abdel Hamid Dubaiba...

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Bashagha bloodied in Tripoli battle

The battle was part of another attempt to take the city by fighters supporting Fathi Bashagha who was appointed by the House of Representatives in February as prime minister to replace the incumbent Abdel Hamid Dubaiba...


Dubaiba woos UAE and Haftar with about-turn on oil

On 13 July the Tripoli-based prime minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba sacked the country's oil chief NOC boss Mustafa Sanallah replacing him with the Colonel Gadaffi-era governor of the central bank Farhat Bengdara...

Bashagha commands significant support in his base of Misrata and a force supporting him there recently won a face-off with force supporting Tripoli rival prime minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba compelling it to withdraw...


Plan mooted to settle east-west split

In Tripoli Abdel Hamid Dubaiba the prime minister selected in February 2021 by the UN's Libya Dialogue Political Forum (LPDF) and approved by the House of Representatives (HoR) remains in power although his support base is fracturing...

In April the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared force majeure after protestors demanding that interim Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba hand power to his successor-designate Fathi Bashagha blockaded the Sharara and El Feel oilfields in south-western Libya and the Zueitina oil terminal south of Benghazi...


Dubaiba and Bashagha preside over a new east-west partition

This suits Abdel Hamid Dubaiba the prime minister appointed by the HoR a year ago because he has no intention of leaving Tripoli or renouncing power in favour of Bashagha...

The price of bread in Libya has more than doubled in the past few weeks which could undermine the position of Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba head of the Government of National Unity (GNU) in Tripoli...


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Prime ministerial fight takes country back to the brink

In a point-blank challenge to Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba's government in Tripoli the parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk the House of Representatives (HoR) endorsed a new government on 1 March to be led by former interior minister Fathi Bashagha (AC Vol 63 No 1 Political leaders versus the polls)...

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Political leaders versus the polls

Also three of the most prominent presidential candidates – warlord General Khalifa Haftar current Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba and Seif el Islam el Gadaffi son of the former dictator – are unacceptable to too many people with the means to prevent the polls (AC Vol 62 No 24 Everyone wants to be president)...


Everyone wants to be president

And then on 21 November the interim prime minister Abdel Hamid Dubaiba despite earlier promising not to stand for the presidency submitted his nomination papers on 21 November...


Eastern strongman squares up for the polls

Speaker Saleh is expected to be another leading candidate but he too is widely despised particularly after getting the HoR to withdraw confidence from the government of Abdel Hamid Dubaiba whose appointment to head a unity government in February was considered a major breakthrough (AC Vol 62 No 4 Fortune favours new regime)...


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