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Libya’s Coming Forever War: Why Backing One Militia Against Another is Not the Solution

On April 15, President Donald Trump telephoned Libyan militia commander Khalifa Haftar and praised his Libyan National Army’s offensive against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Citing a “shared vision” for Libya, the U.S. president acknowledged Haftar’s value in fighting terrorism, maintaining oil production, and shepherding the country’s democratic transition.

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Adapting to the New Libya

Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli on April 4 was a paradigm-shifting event whose importance remains lost on the global diplomatic community. Haftar’s actions closed the door on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and on attempts to amend it, including a series of negotiations between Haftar and Government of National Accord …

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Administrative Control Authority suspends salaries of around 28,000 state employees

The Public Sector Employees’ Registration Committee of the Administrative Control Authority has suspended the salaries of some 28,000 employees because of duplication of functions in state entities and the failure of public bodies to follow-up the financial files of their employees.

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Could Libya ever unite its army?

Between September 2017 and last month, Egypt hosted seven rounds of talks aimed at unifying the military establishment in neighbouring Libya. Participants were representatives of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, from eastern Libya, and their counterparts from the Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.

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Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya’s war

“The daily life of Libyans is just a matter of survival,” says Abdullah. He speaks with a tense voice, as if the fear of being heard never leaves him in the few minutes that the internet connection allows us to talk at the phone.

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What you need to know about fighting in Libya’s capital

As chaos reigns in Libya, with competing authorities continuing to vie for power, the battle for Tripoli has started once again. The latest round of clashes in Libya’s capital have left at least 50 people dead, including 18 civilians, and over 130 people injured. 

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