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UN envoy asks Libyan leaders to deliver on their commitments to holding elections this year

The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathilly told the Security Council in a briefing Tuesday that his work to support Libya on its path to elections in 2023 and broaden the political process to include a wider scope of actors is underway, adding that he had been engaging key actors …

Relapsing into deadlock: Libya’s recurring government splits and international recognition dilemmas

In Libya, domestic authority fractures have become a constant in the midst of a fluid conflict. The practices of international recognition of governments pursued since 2011 have faced dilemmas stemming from three dichotomies: international vs domestic recognition; legitimacy vs effectiveness; and coherence vs inclusivity in conflict mediation and peacemaking.

Bashagha says unifying military and security institutions unlikely in the near future

The Prime Minister designated by the House of Representatives (HoR) to replace the current PM (Abdul Hamid Dbeibah), Fathi Bashagha, said unifying the military and security institutions would not be possible in the near future, adding in an interview with Russian news agency, Sputnik, that there could be a formation …

How Can the United States Better Engage with Africa’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected States?

Libya has been a major source of large flows of illicit arms and weapons to violent extremists and armed groups, as well as human and drugs trafficking that are destabilizing vast swathes of West Africa. In 2016, former U.S. president Barack Obama publicly said that failing to prepare for the …