MinbarLibya – International

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Libyan Women and the Informal Market

By Jusoor On October 8th and 9th 2017, the Egyptian capital hosted the launch of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) by MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme.

Book: Transitional Justice and the...

A Comparative Study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen By: Noha Aboueldahab The dramatic uprisings that ousted the long-standing leaders of several countries in the Arab region set in motion an unprecedented period of social, political and...

Waw an Namus, a piece of the moon in...

By Safa Alharathy The Libyan Desert is a whole other world, whether you’re looking for adventure or want to escape the day-to-day life; it’s a place with endless wonders, weirdness, and secrets.

Who is Amr Al-Nami?

By Safa Alharathy Amr Al-Nami is a well-educated scholar with an open mind who graduated from Cambridge in 1971 and returned to his country as a freedom activist and a strong defender of Islamic culture.

A New Cuppa Tea in Tripoli

Actress Bernadette Nason takes tales of a year in Libya and brews a potent memoir By Robert Faires Bernadette Nason knew her mid-Eighties year of living as an English expat in Libya held a rich vein of crowd-pleasing yarns.

Bernadette Nason Remembers ‘Tea in...

By Mike Lee “I was twenty-six years old when I decided to run away from home,” says writer and actress Bernadette Nason. “A lot of things had gone wrong in my life and I just decided I needed to go somewhere.”

Implementation of UN Security Council...

By Iffat Idris The report is a publication of the Department for International Development, Published on 12 Jan 2017.  *** The literature on gender equality, development and security suggests that sustainable peace and successful long-term...

Human rights abuses ‘leave a third of...

By Ian Black  “Widespread and gross” human rights violations in Libya, including disappearances, arrests, torture and deaths, have left nearly a third of the population suffering from mental health problems as violence and lawlessness...

A painful void

By Claudia Kramatschek In his memoir, “The Return”, the writer Hisham Matar confronts the ghosts of his past: the disappearance of his father, the expropriation of his country’s history and the shattered dream of a new...

Dialogue is fundemental to our culture

By Mustafa Abdulwahab Saqizly Those of us who have seen the terrible cost of armed conflict first-hand understand all too well that talking is, in the end, the only way build lasting peace.

Desert Cats

By Valerie Stocker “Passionate about the Tuareg” see themselves as cultural ambassadors. The musical project is the result of co-operation between two bands – one from southern Tunisia and the other from the Libyan Sahara. What...

Libya’s political division is root cause...

By Sami Zaptia. The underlying cause of Libya’s economic problems in 2016 were caused by the political division of the country.This division had led to the existence of multiple contending governments and central banks – and contending...

Libyan Ghosts .. Searching for Truth After...

By Robert F. Worth In the early summer of 2003, a few months after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, I arrived at the door of a pockmarked building in Baghdad where many of the military and intelligence files of Saddam Hussein’s government...