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Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya’s ‘unity government’

Libya‘s complex civil war is boiling to the surface in the capital. Following violent militia clashes, citizens have taken their frustrations to the streets. Friday March 17 began with protesters in central Tripoli calling for the deployment of the army and police. Gradually the crowd grew and marched on to Martyrs’ …

Dayri attacks call by EU parliament president for new migrant camps in Libya

The foreign minister in the Beida-based interim government, Mohamed Dayri, has attacked the call for made by the president of the European parliament, Antonio Tajani, for the EU to set up refugee reception centres in Libya.

Libyan army and police must be empowered Kobler tells UN Security Council

Narrow interests drive many of Libya’s armed groups and there must consensus on the future command of a united Libyan army, UN special envoy Martin Kobler has told the Security Council today. Whilst the formation of the Presidential Guard was a positive step, he added, it was merely a transitional …