JMW CONSULTING The Islamist-Secularist Divide And What It Means for Transitions in the Arab World
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The SOUFAN Group On December 17, 2015, representatives from Libya’s rival governments in Tobruk and Tripoli signed a UN-brokered agreement in Morocco,
Three nationally-representative surveys of 1200 Libyans conducted May 2013, September 2013, and January 2014.
For the first time in years, there is a new hope that the fragmentation of Libya can be averted, thanks to new rounds of UN mediation efforts.
This paper was presented by Mr. Ashur Shamis at a conference in South Africa, on the role of Islamist in the Arab Spring, held in August 2012 hosted by, the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC)
By: Huda Biuk Social networking is an interesting phenomenon in Libya. From having a low profile in the country prior to the 2011 revolution to now many Libyans managing more than one profile,
By: Huda Biuk A recent statement by a member of the General National Congress, Ahmed Lenghi suggested a national guard may be Libya’s solution to integrating Libya’s militias into the army as well as back into civil life.
By: Huda Biuk I have been clear ever since starting the Bifocal, that this column would always show the flip side.
By: Huda Biuk To introduce every new day in Libya, even before the coming of light, is the call to prayer.
By: Huda Biuk Saving money is a communal effort for some people in Libya. A system that is currently in place pulls the loaning dependency from banks, and places it on society.
By: Huda Biuk You are sitting at a restaurant you regularly visit in Tripoli, but this time feels different than any other.
By: Huda Biuk It is no secret that health care in Libya is seriously lacking. But, how often are the poor conditions of the extremely ill highlighted in Libyan media?
By: Huda Biuk You don’t have to be in Libya for very long before hearing about, and are curious enough to try the infamous cup of Nescafé.
By: Mahmoud Shammam The campaign that has been launched against Libyan expatriates who are living abroad, calling them “Double Shafra” was not arbitrary nor improvised, it was an organized campaign, not only lacking logic, but...
By: Huda Biuk It has been my personal experience that Libyans of all walks of life share a special, nostalgic feeling toward their homeland.
By: Huda Biuk A political isolation law which calls for the exclusion of those linked to the former regime from the current government is being drafted and will be submitted for the General National Congress’ vote in the coming days.
By: Huda Biuk Nothing has changed in Libya aside from the flag and national anthem.
By: Huda Biuk Oh yes, I’m about to say it. I’m calling for silence and pointing out the elephant in the room,