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​ How America Bears Responsibility for...

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...

Freeze Assets to Halt the War in Libya

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.

The shame of denial

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”.

CNN aims to start a war in Libya

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.

Amnesty: EU-AU plan to help refugees in...

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.

The Sufi Struggle (in Libya)

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.

How the EU is responsible for slavery in...

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...

Libya: A New False Dawn

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.

Libya and ICC: not indicting Khalifa Haftar...

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.

Seven years into Libya’s civil war, the...

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.

15 Years Ago, I Wouldn’t Mind Being...

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.

Rival Libyan Regimes Are Busy Slaughtering...

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.

Corruption, Crime and Complacency

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. 

Rival Libyan Regimes Are Busy Slaughtering...

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...

A Strategy for Success in Libya

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.

Can Libya Put the Cart Before the Horse?

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...

Former Dignity Operation commander attacks...

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...