From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.
For more than 40 years Libya was ruled with an iron-fist by dictator Muammar Gaddafi… until his reign came to a bloody end in 2011.
But since then the country’s been torn by civil war. Two rival governments, dividing the country east and west.
And both backed by different countries. An international conference in Italy hoped to find a way to end the violence and provide Libya with some stability… the only breakthrough, a commitment to a United Nations plan for elections next year.
So what hope – finally – for peace?
- Martine Dennis
- Salah Al Bakkush, political analyst and former senior adviser to the negotiating team of the High Council of States
- Youssef Cherif, researcher in International Relations