Libya Tribune

Interview with Salame: ‘Libyan...

By Sami Zaptia Libya Herald’s Co-founder and Managing Editor Sami Zaptia was invited by the organizers of the Rome 2017 Mediterranean Dialogues (29 November to 2 December) to interview in front of a live audience Special Representative of...

Interview with Al-Hadi Bouhamra, the...

Libya is moving forward into a political transitional period starting with the recent agreement to UN Special Representative Ghassan Salame’s proposal for amendments to the executive authority and a constitution referendum awaiting a vote the...

Through the strains: a viable roadmap for...

By Arturo Varvelli Six years after Qaddafi’s death, the Libyan crisis has not been solved. The country continues to be divided between a parliament (and executive) in Tobruk and a Presidential Council (headed by Fayez al-Serraj) in Tripoli...

Libyan slavery: Don’t be fooled by the...

By Sophia Akram European leaders have prioritised halting the flow of migrants to Europe and have pushed thousands into the hands of slave traffickers. The outrage now expressed is hollow. Now action is needed.

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”.

Mattis ‘Optimistic’ Libya is...

 By Bridget Johnson Defense Secretary Jame Mattis declared Thursday that Libya is “going back in the right direction” while welcoming Prime Minister Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj to the Pentagon on his first official visit.

Declining ‘international...

U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame Saturday urged the conflict-torn country to seize an opportunity to forge its own path toward hoped-for elections next year while “international interference” is declining.

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.

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell...

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner The military contractor and Trump ally Erik Prince, who has faced scrutiny for his human rights record, has a ‘humane’ proposal to try to stop the flow of migrants.

Resolving the crisis in Libya .. Another...

By Alison Pargeter How to resolve the conflict in Libya remains one of the most difficult and important questions facing policy-makers today. Given the complex attitudes towards foreign interventions on the ground, we need a clear strategy...