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Libya conflict Fathi Bashagha-led government in Libya decides to operate from Sirte after failing to enter Tripoli

While Bashagha was appointed as prime minister this year in February by the Tobruk-based Libyan parliament, the Abdul Hamed Dbeibah-led government has refused to resign and hand over power

Libyan political crisis Libyan parliament to replace transitional government after failure to hold presidential elections

The eastern based-parliament announced that candidates can start submitting their applications for the role of interim prime minister. The move came just over a month after the presidential elections scheduled for December 24 were postponed

UN mission in Libya UN pushes for definite timeline for Libyan elections amid uncertainty about its mission

The state of elections in Libya is unclear after yet another deadline expired this week. Meanwhile, the future of the UN special mission in Libya (UNSMIL) also hangs in the balance due to differences between the US and Russia

Libyan elections Libyan presidential elections postponed 

The Libyan election committee has proposed January 24 as the new date for the elections due to unresolved disputes regarding the electoral laws and the presence of foreign troops in the country

Africa’s vaccination rate lags at 8% as booster doses deepen inequity and other stories

Today’s episode looks at the slow vaccination rate in Africa, the postponement of elections in Libya, and an end to the Kellogg’s strike

Libya talks LPDF resumes talks to end Libyan civil war with eye on December elections

The talks between the different groups seek to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections

Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC

The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country’s official and unofficial detention centers

Formation of interim government in Libya revives hopes for peace

Though all warring factions have supported the elections of the interim government earlier this month there are certain uncertainties about its success including the continued presence of foreign troops in the country

Libyan factions meet in Geneva to decide on interim government

Representatives of Libyan groups are meeting in Geneva from February 1-5 to decide on a prime minister and a three-member presidency council from a list of 45 candidates

UN calls for immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops from Libya

The UN hailed the progress made in the intra-Libyan dialogue in the last couple of months that has raised hopes of the end of war in the country. Libya has been in chaos since the NATO-led invasion which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011

Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off

The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021

Government in eastern Libya resigns after days of protest

The government in the eastern part of Libya resigned after four days of protests against cash shortages, frequent power cuts and increasingly high fuel prices

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