This week saw the latest violence through militia over-reaction resulting in large-scale deaths and injuries, this time in Tripoli and involving the Misrata Brigade when on 15th November they opened fire on demonstrators protesting their presence in the Ghargour district of the city.
Libyans yearn for order to replace gun
Will Libya’s newly trained armed forces end up as just another of the armed groups competing for influence in today’s fractured Libya?
In Pre-Revolutionary Libya, We Had One Tyrant — "Now We Have Many"
As my cousin in Libya recently put it, “Under Gaddafi, we had one tyrant … Now, we have many.”
Libya security dependent on Islamic law: Jihadists
Libya’s top jihadist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, says stability and security are dependent on the application of sharia ‘Islamic law’
Libya's Constituent Assembly: light at the end of the tunnel?
While the registration process for elections and an apparent political commitment to ‘dialogue’ represent tentative progress, there are still substantial obstacles to be overcome before the committee is formed, let alone the constitution drafted.
NATO is responsible for Libya mess: Abayomi Azikiwe
Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan Africa News Wire from Detroit, about increased violence and clashes in Libya as security forces are deployed to Benghazi to engage in gun battles with rivals.
Libya PM warns of foreign intervention
Ali Zeidan appeals to Libyans that foreign powers may act unless chaos in Libya by militia ex-rebels halts.
Libya: Capture of Anas al Liby Exposes Weak Security Sector
Security Governance Group Research and Communications Intern Shannon Nash looks at the recent U.S. raid that led to the capture of wanted terrorist, Anas al Liby to analyze how the event reflects on Libya’s troubled security sector.
East Libya movement launches autonomous government
Libya’s oil-rich east has declared a regional government, in a move that could be regarded as a challenge to the North African country’s central government.
Libya: Dealing with the Militias and Advancing Security Sector Reform
Introduction: Libya’s Transition to Peace and Security The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 marked the end of a tumultuous chapter in Libya’s history, the 42-year dictatorship in Libya (Salem and Kadlec, 2012: 1). Parts of the army defected and civilians became increasingly alarmed with the atrocities committed …