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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 […]

Libya: the Battle for Peace in a Failing State

From the Financial Times: As international attention intensifies on Libya amid longstanding concerns about the flow of migrants to Europe and the risk that Isis fighters being forced out of Syria will seek to exploit the chaos, the UN is leading a fresh drive to bring stability to the Opec member. It has set an […]

Libyan Factions Agree to December Elections

By John Lee. Libya’s four key leaders have pledged “to work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections on 10th December and to respect the results of the elections.” At a summit in Paris on Tuesday hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, they also agreed that by 16th September they would […]

Can Cairo talks Succeed in Uniting Libya?

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Can Cairo talks succeed in uniting Libya’s divided armed forces? The Egyptian initiative to unite the Libyan military is almost complete after several meetings were held between Libyan military officials who split up […]

Video: Warring Factions to meet in Tunisia

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. New attempts are being made to secure a political settlement in Libya. A 2015 UN-backed peace deal has failed to unite warring factions. Talks aimed at finding an agreement are resuming in Tunisia on […]

Possible Breakthrough in Libya Talks

By John Lee. Tripoli-based Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar have reportedly agreed to hold fresh elections by March 2018. Both parties met in Abu Dhabi to discuss resolution of the stalement between the Eastern and Western governments. According to ANSAmed, the agreement is said to have been achieved on the basis […]

Video (Arabic): ‫ Libyan Women’s Peace Talks

From UNDP Libya: Earlier this year, a group of women from Libya came together. From doctors, to professors, to housekeepers — they all shared a common vision — to build peace in Libya. The three-day dialogue between women, policymakers and civil society aimed to take stock of the Libyan Women’s Minimum Agenda for Peace. The […]

Serraj: Russia a possible Intermediary with Haftar

By John Lee. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country. Fayez Serraj told Reuters that Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar, who was recently a guest on the Russian […]