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The Battle for Libya’s Southern Frontier

The battle for Libya’s southern frontier Gunmen have made a fortune there as mercenaries, smugglers and robbers The internecine fighting in Libya is often reduced to east versus west: Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who controls the former, against a United Nations-backed government in the latter. But this year’s most important fighting is some 600km south […]

Empowered Decentralization: A Strategy for Rebuilding Libya

By The Brookings Institution. Empowered decentralization: A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya Libya has floundered since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, and continues to struggle now. There are elements of a functional economy and governance, but otherwise only a hodgepodge of very weak central institutions and improvised local arrangements, as militias and other […]

African Union calls for Peace Conference on Libya

By John Lee. The African Union (AU) has reportedly proposed an international conference on reconciliation in Libya in July, to try to resolve the conflict continuing conflict in the country. According to Al Jazeera, the AU also wants the United Nations and the Libyan government to take “all the necessary measures” for presidential and legislative elections in October […]

What’s next for Hafter after moving into S. Libya?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What’s next for Gen. Hifter after moving into southern Libya? I recently made the five-hour drive from Tripoli to the little town of Harawah, home to the Awlad Suleiman tribe, about 80 kilometers (50 […]

Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Program 2019

Since 2007, the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) program has provided early and mid-career professionals from the MENA region with the opportunity to complete training in leadership, civic engagement, participatory governance, conflict resolution, and communication. Emerging civic leaders with strong Arabic skills will spend three months in Lebanon, gaining academic and practical experience, as well […]

Libya Gains one place in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Libya’s ranking has risen one place its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Libya came in at number 170; last year’s position was 171 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Burundi, behind countries such as Iraq […]

EU Ambassador in Tripoli visits Ministry of the Interior

The representative of the Ministry of the Interior for Illegal Immigration, Mohammed Al-Shaibani, recently received the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya, in the presence of the director of the branches of the illegal immigration agency. During the meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli, the Ambassador discussed among […]