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Joint Communique by League of Arab States, African Union and United Nations (UNSMIL)

1. The League of Arab States, the African Union, and the United Nations held a trilateral meeting at the headquarters of the League of Arab States on 25 October 2016 to discuss the situation in Libya and the means to further cooperation between the three organizations in order to advance …

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Where is Libya five years after Gadhafi’s death?

Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today — ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.

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Failing Libya

On 20 October 2011, former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi was dragged out of his sewage-pipe hideout to meet his inglorious end. Five years on and things in Libya couldn’t be much worse. There is still no centralised authority; killing, abduction and torture are rife; the economy is almost on …

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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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