Libya Tribune

How Italy’s Libya vanished

By Thore Schröder & Livia Tagliacozzo 50 years ago, Gaddafi expelled 20,000 Italian settlers from Libya. Today they could build new bridges, once they clarify their colonial past.

Hifter and the false narrative of...

By Emadeddin Badi Khalifa Hifter has managed to garner outside support by appealing to foreign states’ desire for a stable Libya, but this rogue former general and would-be authoritarian has proven a troublesome proxy.

Libya: stalemate continues

Summary: Haftar’s LNA remains stuck around Tripoli. More bloodshed, but not comparable with true civil war. International community ineffective.

Inside the billion dollar fund financing a...

Prime seaside real estate, oil and scrap metal By Borzou Daragahi Critics claim Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s quasi-legal authority is a way for the armed forces to gain economic power.

What’s behind strained relations between...

By George Mikhail Libyan Foreign Minister Fathi Bashagha with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected on Aug. 23 in an interview with the German News Agency the Egyptian regime’s support for the...

Libya and the legacy of a unique tyranny

By Amr Salahi Fifty years after his coup against King Idris I of Libya, Gaddafi’s legacy, his erratic theories, and his destruction of the Libyan state institutions still haunt Libya.

Libyan state oil firm cuts back fuel...

By Ulf Laessing Libya’s state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in what diplomats and oil officials said was an attempt to prevent his troops using them in their five-month-old...

Could solar power be the answer to...

By Austin Bodetti Political violence has led to frequent blackouts, forcing the country’s residents to innovate. To meet the ever-increasing demands of energy consumption, a growing number of Libyans have adopted solar power.

From Libya’s skies to...

By Paul Iddon Abu Dhabi is trying to make itself a force to be reckoned with far beyond its own borders through investments and the establishment of overseas military bases.

Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance

Time for African states to end this practice On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, five leading human rights organisations are calling on African states to end the use of enforced disappearances and ensure justice...

Defining and Understanding the Next...

By Richard Baffa, Nathan Vest, Wing Yi Chan, and Abby Fanlo This paper defines Salafi-jihadis are those who undertake armed struggle to impose their Salafi idealization on their societies and worldwide.

Citizenship on hold (4)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.

The Water War in Tripoli

By Arianna Poletti Tripoli is thirsty. Valves are increasingly running empty and load shedding is increasing. The cuts highlight the territorial fragmentation of the country.

Migrant crisis: Self-immolation exposes UN...

By Rana Jawad After a horrific two-year ordeal across three countries – being bought and sold by people traffickers and surviving running out of fuel on an inflatable boat while trying to cross the Mediterranean – Mohamed finally...

Citizenship on hold (3)

Undetermined legal status and implications for Libya’s peace process By Valerie Stocker This policy paper aims to provide an overview of citizenship-related grievances in Libya and approaches to address these.