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Mr. Magafe, the Libyan Warlord Who Feeds On...

By Mohamud Hassan Somalis are very good at nicknaming things and even people. The name Magafe literally means the one who never misses in Somali and that is what Somalis use to describe a Libyan warlord who has made a business out of...

Libya’s growing shadow economy threatens...

By Sami Zaptia A dangerous black market is growing across Libya that disproportionately affects an already vulnerable population and threatens to further destabilize the fragile economy. That’s according to a new report out from the US NGO...

Caught in the middle of Libya’s...

Kidnapping has become a growing problem in Libya, where three governments and several militia are vying for power. The BBC’s North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad has been talking to people personally affected.

Haftar and Salafism: A Dangerous Game

By Ahmed Salah Ali There is a contradiction in General Khalifa Haftar’s narrative. Although he denounces his opponents as “takfiri terrorists and Kharijites” and accuses Misrata of employing political Islam, turning to takfiri groups...

Haftar and Daesh against Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces confirmed it thwarted, on Friday, an attack by what it described as “Haftar militias” at gate 17, east of Sirte, saying that the attack coincided with another attack from Daesh militias south of Sirte, according...

LIA reports low revenues of US$ 331 in 2016

By Sami Zaptia The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has reported that it had made returns of US $ 331 million in 2016. The claim came from the Media Department representing Ali Mahmoud, the Head of the Steering Committee of the LIA appointed...

Egypt Is Bombing the Wrong Targets

By Jason Ditz Airstrikes Against Derna Are a Popular Diversion.Last week, gunmen attacked a busload of Coptic Christians heading to a monastery in southern Egypt.

IOM Head: People Smugglers Make $35 Billion...

People smugglers make about $35 billion a year worldwide and they are driving the tragedy of migrants who die trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told Reuters on...

Dutch woman disappears in Tripoli

By LH reporters A Dutch woman who disappeared in Tripoli on Friday may have been kidnapped as she staged a lone protest at the fighting in the city.

Discussion: Libya’s path to a viable...

By Sharon Lynch Given how Dr Shennib’s opening statement called for a new level of thinking, it may have surprised some when he raised a timely and contentious issue, Libya’s path to a viable constitution, and posited what might be...

Young Libyans risk much to talk...

Yusef Marda wasn’t naïve about the risks awaiting him when he set out on the long journey from his hometown of Kufra, deep in the Sahara Desert, to the nearest functioning civilian airport more than a thousand kilometres away.

Southern Libya Destabilized, The Case of...

By Rebecca Murray Ubari, an oasis town in southern Libya’s Fezzan region, is home to members of both the Tuareg and Tubu tribes.These two tribes dominate this corner of Libya and contiguous desert regions in neighbouring countries.

Inside Girnada’s hell-hole jail

By Safa Alharathy In January and September 2016, activists from the city of Derna launched “Save Prisoners in Qirnada” campaign after receiving reports from families of detainees over gross violations committed against prisoners...

Fighting Forces in Libya: May 2017

By Cristina Martin Ristori The expansion of armed conflict into southwestern Libya has strengthened a faction that may drive support toward Salafi-jihadi groups.

HRW denounces enforced disappearances of...

A Tripoli-based activist, Jabir Zain, remains missing after being abducted on September 25, 2016, by an armed group linked to the Interior Ministry of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, Human Rights Watch said today.