By Phyllis Bennis The story of slavery in Africa, like slavery in so many other parts of the world, is a painful chronicle whose origins go back centuries. It’s not a new phenomenon. But the issue got a rush of new attention recently, when...
By Kang Hyun-kyung The prolonged conflict in Libya, which has continued after a series of popular uprisings in the Middle East...Read More
By Beverley Milton-Edwards Let me briefly outline four scenarios that are likely to characterize a post-ISIS Middle East and...Read More
By Nedal M. Swehli In yet another attempt to resolve Libya’s war, on September 20, the United Nations presented a new Action Plan for Libya, supposedly to form a legitimate, functioning, and unified government.
By Oswa Shafei Growing up, nobody knew on a map where I was from. “Libya,” I told them, and always immediately followed up with, “It’s next to Egypt”.
By Abdelkader Assad Since 2014, Libya has been a country for proxy wars and agenda-driven conflicts with too many hands trying to move the country to their side.
By Julia Vergin The plan to evacuate refugees stuck in Libya’s camps will not work in practice, says Franziska Vilmar of the German branch of Amnesty International. It has only been designed to help the EU shirk its responsibilities.
By Nader Elgadi It was a cold and quiet Tripoli evening in January 2013, almost two years after the fall of Gaddafi. Fireworks exploded in the sky, shopkeepers rolled down metal shutters on their shops to go home.
By Joey Ayoub Migrants and refugees being sold into slavery in Libya is not really new information. In April 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that along the North African migrant routes its staff discovered...
By Richard Galustian Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.
By Ilia Xypolia The International Criminal Court (ICC) is under pressure to prosecute Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar for crimes against humanity during the civil war that has devastated the country.
By Lamine Ghanmi There have been Libyans killed in vendettas between rival militias, Christian Egyptian migrant workers slain by terrorists and African migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean.
By Fredrick Nwabufo The usual victim shaming and blaming has assailed CNN’s report on African migrants – some of them Nigerians – who are being sold into slavery in Libya.
By Arnaud Delalande On Nov. 10, 2017, 28 people were found shot dead southwest of the Libyan capital in Wershafana area. Among the victims were soldiers from the Libyan National Army, one of the main regimes competing for power in the country.
By Peter Millett Corruption is the scourge of countries trying to lift themselves out of poverty. Around the world, politicians and officials are putting their hands in the till and stealing their country’s wealth.
More evidence of mass-killings By Arnaud Delalande On Nov. 10, 2017, 28 people were found shot dead southwest of the Libyan capital in Wershafana area. Among the victims were soldiers from the Libyan National Army, one of the main regimes...
By Emily Estelle America needs a new policy in Libya. The current approach is failing and will likely leave a permanent safe haven for ISIS and al Qaeda on Europe’s southern border.
By Karim Mezran In the wake of the Security Council’s renewal of the United Nations (UN) mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in September, a sequel to UN-led mediation efforts directed by a new Special Representative of the Secretary General is...
By Housam Najjair The former commander in the ranks of Khalifa Haftar`s Dignity Operation and its former spokesman, Mohammed Hijazi, made a televised attack on rogue General Khalifa Haftar on Saturday, accusing him of being the main cause of...
By Giorgio Cafiero Ex-general accused of war crimes is being groomed by EU leaders to become Libya’s next strong man. What could go wrong?