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Power struggle over oil threatens Libya’s fragile transition process

The war of words over who controls Libya’s oil sector has now spilled over into its operations. Last week, one of the most powerful men in Libya, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanallah, accused Oil and Gas Minister Mohammed Aoun of seeking to destabilize the NOC out of personal …

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Tripoli Readies For Polls: Releases Pro-Gaddafi Supporters, His Son Saadi

As diplomatic efforts continue to salvage the Libyan elections scheduled for December, the authorities in Tripoli this week announced the release of Saadi Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Ahmed Ramadan, former Libyan dictator’s personal secretary and Naji Harif Gaddafi, a senior security official under Gaddafi, along with …

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Tunisia’s turning point: The regional ramifications of Kais Saied’s power grab

There has been much debate about whether a “coup” took place in Tunisia on 25 July. Regardless of what word most appropriately or accurately describes what occurred, President Kais Saied now possesses power on par with former Tunisian autocrat Ben Ali.

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Libyan PM says to work on establishing decentralization

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah said his government is working to establish decentralization to improve services to the Libyan people, saying in a statement aimed to encourage local management and transferring authorities to municipalities that municipal councils should be able to operate with full authority within their capacity and …

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