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Libya - News and Analysis

African Refugees: The Untouchables of Our Time

Europe may express sympathy with African asylum seekers in word, but this is often contradicted by their actions in deed.

Libya: Who's Fighting Whom and Why?

Over the last few days, competing militias have clashed in Benghazi and Tripoli underlining the deep tensions within the General National Congress.

Libya Goes Head to Head with SocGen in $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a bribery case against French bank Société Générale, adding to its $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.

Arms for Autocrats: It's Time for the EU to Bite the Bullet

Despite the EU's vow to support human rights and democracy in Africa, it continues to sell billions of dollars worth of arms to authoritarian regimes each year.

Are the Chinese next on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's Hit List?

With Beijing backing some unpopular regional regimes and suppressing Muslim Uyghurs, Chinese workers could soon find themselves on the wrong side of Islamist militant groups.

It’s Time for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to Go to The Hague

Doubts remain over whether Libya's national authorities will give Muammar Gaddafi's son a fair trial. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

Libya: Why Benghazi Matters

In many senses, Benghazi lies at the heart of Libya's struggle to build a functioning government and democracy from the rubble of the 2011 uprising.

Libya’s Vast Borders Still a No-Man’s Land for Most

Loose-knit ethnic militias form the backbone of border control in the southern regions of Libya that the government has declared under emergency law.

Sarkozy and Libya: A Friendship in Trouble?

Nicolas Sarkozy was cheered in Tripoli on a recent visit. But the former French president could soon fall from grace if his alleged dark dealings with Gaddafi come to light.

Political Islam in Post-Gaddafi Libya

Could the failure of mainstream Islamist groups in Libya give anti-democratic and violent groups the space to breathe?

Why Has Libya Given $2 billion to Egypt?

Libya's large donation to Egypt, particularly in the context of its own domestic problems, has led to a range of theories.

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