The war against Gaddafi was won in a series of independent uprisings, leaving heavily armed groups — each with its own narrative of sacrifice and victory. Today alliances between Libyan politicians and these militias hearken back to the previous era.
Overview This week again has seen a mix of differing reactions and moves in Libya’s difficult political and security landscape as the crisis that has paralysed Libya’s oil exports in the east has continued with its wider agenda of separatism and autonomy continuing to play out.
The constantly changing pattern of risks in ICT and the no-less constant effort to combat and negate them, was a key topic on the first day of the first Libyan CyberSecurity conference held in Tripoli.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan Sunday announced the launch of a national dialogue initiative to tackle issues ranging from national reconciliation to disarmament, as Libya battles a wave of instability.
Toppling Muammar Gaddafi created a security vacuum that the new government filled with former freedom fighters. Now the trick is convincing them to put down their weapons.
Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Issues Update to Second Implementation Assistance Notice on Arms Embargo
On 27 August 2013, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya issued the following update to its implementation assistance notice:
New clashes at key oil terminals in Libya this week and a daring robbery of the European Union ambassador in Tripoli are raising new concerns about economic and political chaos in the North African nation.
ALI ZAIDAN, Libya’s prime minister, is not given to hyperbole. A lawyer and former dissident, he tends to be studious, even dull, in his pronouncements. So it was a mark of the seriousness of strikes that have paralysed the country’s oil ports that he threatened to “bomb from the air …
The atmosphere in Tripoli on 20 October 2011, when the last remnants of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were defeated, and Gaddafi himself along with his son Mutassim were killed, was one of almost unbridled hope. The then longest-serving head of state, an authoritarian dictator with a highly personalised and increasingly totalitarian …
Not only has the state so far been unable to bring the militias under control, it has also not managed to repair roads, rebuild buildings, clean the streets or provide power to its citizens.