Tag Archives | Tribal Tensions

Can Libya’s tribes help solve crisis?

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. In September, Libya’s capital Tripoli was the scene of violent clashes between rival militias that killed 96 people and injured 306 others. The clashes pitted forces from the 7th Brigade against […]

Tribalism Holds Everyone Back

By Padraig O'Hannelly. The late Christopher Hitchens once wrote in Vanity Fair: "There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. "From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define […]

Video: Tawergha - Libya's "Dirty Secret"

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. NATO's 'humanitarian intervention' in Libya was supposed to bring peace while, every day, stories come out highlighting the tribal divide engulfing the country. A recent report by Amnesty International shows that human rights […]

Tribal elders negotiate end to Libya clashes

Tribal elders from around Libya are negotiating an end to clashes in the far southeast of the country which have killed dozens of people in the last two weeks, one of the tribes said Tuesday. Fighting in the city of Al-Kufra between two tribes with a long-standing rivalry has provided a fresh challenge for Libya’s […]