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How Libya’s Fragile Unity Is Being Tested by Election

Libya’s decision to postpone a landmark presidential vote has damaged efforts to rebuild a nation riven by conflict since the overthrow of strongman Moammar Al Qaddafi a decade ago. Foreign powers that waged a proxy war there still appear to support a transition to democracy. But the delay has weakened …

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Refugees with ‘stab wounds and beating marks separated from children’ after Tripoli crackdown, says MSF

People had “stab wounds, beating marks and [were] separated from children” after more than 600 people were attacked and detained by Libyan authorities in Tripoli on Monday morning, says Gabriele Ganci, head of MSF mission in Libya.

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Amazigh and Tuareg people in Libya propose solution to country’s crisis

The Supreme Council of Libyan Amazigh and Social Council of Libyan Tuareg proposed a political initiative to resolve the country’s crisis, suggesting in a joint statement on Saturday forming a committee of presidential candidates to devise a constitutional basis for elections and establishing a crisis government and unifying state institutions.

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Flames on the Horizon? … Libya may be heading toward new rounds of conflict in the aftermath of its recently aborted elections

Nearly ten years ago, in the summer of 2012, the citizens of Libya went to the polls for the first time in four decades to vote for a national legislature. It was a watershed moment in the country’s path after the overthrow and death of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi at …

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Libya: Violence to Votes

“Why have you killed my father and my uncles and my grandfather? Where is the justice?” Libya’s journey since the Arab Spring has been tumultuous. And now with elections postponed, what hope is there for a transition to democracy? Al Jazeera’s Libya Reporter Malik Traina describes the challenges the country …

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