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Libya’s resource economy militia clashes will continue to restrain growth: World Bank

The World Bank has concluded that on-gong clashes by Libya’s militias will continue to hamper growth. It implies that as long as Libya is a rentier state, militias will continue to compete for its resources. The conclusions came in the World Bank’s October 2018 Libya Economic Outlook report.

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Council of EU extends sanctions on Libyan political figures

The Council of European Union has decided to extend the European sanctions concerning the freezing of assets and the travel ban on the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh, President of the General National Congress Nouri Abusahmain, and the Former President of the National Salvation Government Khalifa …

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Surge in fighting among Libya’s ‘super militias’ imperils Western peace efforts

The rise of “super militias,” which last  month triggered the worst spasm of violence in the Libyan capital Tripoli in four years, has exposed the weakness of Western efforts to stabilize Libya while creating an opening for the Islamic State to resurrect itself in North Africa.

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