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Libya: Rival group seizes UN-backed government offices

Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

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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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