Tag Archives: Libya

Somalia: power-sharing replaced by votes?

Under a new system, Somalis will vote directly for parties, with parliamentary seats being allocated according to the final tallies. Members of parliament will then elect the president and prime minister. The prime minister must come from the majority party … Continue reading

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Saudi: 500 more U.S. troops to PSAB

500 U.S.troops will go to Saudi Arabia as part of 1,000 troop deployment to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran. The troops are expected to go to Prince Sultan Air Base, [July 23 2019 total U.S. troops = … Continue reading

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Libya defeated us all: “Somalia on the Mediterranean.”

BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday, January 11 2020 a ceasefire in the western region, which includes the capital Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday (22:01 GMT) and the internationally recognized Government … Continue reading

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Libya: revitalize Algeria’s role on the international stage

Ankara had pinned hope for a logistical route and base from Tunisia, Libya’s northwestern neighbor. In his unscheduled visit to Tunisia Dec. 25, Erdogan was given an unexpectedly chilly welcome. Shortly after the visit, Tunisian President Kais Saied denied his … Continue reading

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Libya: vagaries of elite carelessness

Since Muammar Qadhafi’s killing in 2011, however, the failure of other Libyans and those in the international community to hold the line on keeping Libya a unified country has become a testament to the vagaries of elite carelessness and multilateral … Continue reading

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Libya: Sudanese mercs for Haftar

Sudan’s General Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, says a RSF transnational mercenary force brigade is in Libya to fight alongside the rogue general Khalifa Haftar, presumably on the UAE payroll, but also thereby currying favour with Egypt which also backs Gen … Continue reading

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Libya: heading to a Yemen scenario

With Haftar’s offensive stalled on the outskirts of Tripoli, Trump’s fleeting enthusiasm for Haftar has waned. Trump’s apparent change of heart appears to suggest that any solution to the conflict will be thrashed out on battlefields, or in diplomatic moves … Continue reading

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