The first ever election of mayors in Libya took place yesterday, in Beida and Shahat. Ali Hussain Mohamed Abubakr was elected mayor of Beida and Idris Abdulmajeed Abdullah Belhussain mayor of Shahat by the respective new municipal councils.
The head of a Libyan radio station was found dead Sunday (December 1st) in his car, his body riddled with bullets.
Two years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya continues to suffer from a chronic absence of security and law and order, with almost daily assassinations, bombings and kidnappings, in addition to a plethora of common crimes.
The second anniversary of Libya’s liberation this year was not like that of last year. On Oct. 23, Libya was a different state from the one envisioned in the draft constitution known as the “National Charter of the Libyan State.” The draft constitution stipulates that all Libyans are equal before the law and everyone …
The dramatic events in Libya over the past 3 years represent a massive change for all involved. However, while the struggle to topple the Gaddafi regime was traumatic in itself, it signified only the end of one era and the start of another. The few months and years that follow …
For many Libyan bloggers, implementing the law is the solution to the country’s security crisis.
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.
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.
As Libya proceeds through a political transition launched following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and JMW Consulting are conducting a series of nationwide public opinion surveys with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. These surveys are designed to assess Libyan …