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Presidency Council gathers in Tunis to confer on new government

Faiez Serraj and other members of the Presidency Council (PC) arrived today in Tunis for the start of what is expected to be several days of intensive discussions on the composition of the new slimmed-down government of national accord (GNA).

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Can NOC save Libya?

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), the Libyan state-owned corporation in charge of Libyan oil exploration, operation, marketing and exportation, announced on 13 September the lifting of force majeure – previously imposed by NOC in August 2013 – at all oil crescent ports. NOC, thereafter, resumed its oil exportation. This positive …

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GNA failing due to militia-dependency and failure to create unified civilian-led national army

The Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has failed to make any real progress since March because it depends on specific militias in Western Libya for its survival. As a result of this dependency, it has failed to tackle head-on the issue of creating a unified national army …

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Op-Ed: Libya’s fledgling democracy is at stake

Former deputy prime minister Mustafa A.G. Abushagur is a member both of the House of Representatives and of the Libyan Political Dialogue as well as a co-signer of the Skhirat Agreement. He warns of efforts to restore military rule in the country and destroy the revolution that so many died for. …

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Kobler tells UN Security Council Hafter has a role

Khalifa Hafter must have a role in the unified Libyan army, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler said today in New York. “I have always said that General Hafter must have a role … and I would like to sit together with him and discuss it” Kobler told a press conference after …

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