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Libya's rival governments – Too many chiefs and none in control

IN THE cafés of Tripoli, the talk is of who is running the country. More than 1,000km (620 miles) east, in the small coastal town of Tobruk, sits a parliament elected in June whose writ extends little beyond its poorly attended sessions. A rump of its unpopular predecessor, the Islamist-dominated …

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Ban calls on Libyan parties to forge consensus, safeguard democratic transition

25 September 2014 – Warning that Libya is in “deep crisis,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the country to peacefully resolve the ongoing conflict, and safeguard the democratic transition under way since 2011.

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UN wants corridors to be set up to allow delivery of vital aid to Libyans in need

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Libya, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said that the security conditions and the lack of access to some affected areas are a major challenge for national and international humanitarian organisations, and are stopping  vital aid being delivered to some of those who need it.

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Understanding the New War for Post-Liberation Libya

Libya is entering a dangerous new phase in its post-liberation politics. While rival militias fight for key political and economic footholds across the country, those members of the legislature still occupying their seats and a number of senior government officials have decamped from Tripoli and fled to a Greek car …

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Ending Libya’s Civil War: Reconciling Politics, Rebuilding Security

More than three years after the fall of strongman Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is in the midst of a bitter civil war rooted in a balance of weakness between the country’s political factions and armed groups. With a domestic landscape torn apart by competing claims to power and with interference from …

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