Libyans on Thursday mark 11 years since the revolt that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, but the democracy many hoped for seems as elusive as ever, and many fear a return to conflict.
Eleven years on from ending the Qaddafi regime Libya is no nearer political stability – as political elites extenuate weak
On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the 17 February 2011 revolution that ended the 42-year Qaddafi regime, Libya is still seeking what now seems an unattainable political stability.
The Libyan Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha met Monday with several leaders in Misurata city – his hometown – including House of Representatives’ member Sulaiman Al-Faqih, presidential candidate Mohammed Al-Muntasser, and the Head of Elders Council, Mohammed Al-Rajubi, in addition to military brigades’ leaders and other leading civilian figures.
The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) launched today its latest research on Libya called “Libyan Youth in Limbo: Coming of Age in Conflict”. The study focuses on Libyan youth and the impact of a decade of conflict on their transition to adulthood.
The west-based members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) has called for speeding up the process of holding elections, urging parties to look for the best interest of Libya as a whole not partisan or personal interests.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned the attack on the 218 TV channel’s reporter in Benghazi, Mabrouka Al-Mismari, while she was performing her work, after she was subjected to verbal and physical assault.
A convoy of fighters moved into Tripoli from the city of Misurata on Saturday to shore up the interim prime minister amid a push by the parliament to oust him in favour of its own candidate, reports Ean Libya.
Libyans found themselves with two prime ministers on Friday, raising the spectre of renewed violence in a country where elites have ignored the wishes of citizens to choose their leaders, analysts say.
Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar has welcomed the east-based parliament’s decision to appoint Fathi Bashaga as the new prime minister.
A member of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), Major General Mukhtar Al-Naqasa, says that the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya needs a political decision to start implementing the plan.