Southern Libya remains a region of endemic instability wracked by communal conflict, a shortage of basic services, rampant smuggling, and fragmented or collapsed institutions. The region has long existed on the periphery of Libya’s politics and international concerns—but that must change. Increasingly, the vacuum of governance in the south has drawn in political actors from northern Libya and outside states. Extremists seeking refuge in the south and migrants being smuggled through the region directly impact the security of Libya, neighboring states like Tunisia, and Europe…
Instability in Libya threatens entrepreneurs
In an article published on 15 July, Global Village analyses that while small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could be a vector for development in Libya by contributing to the diversification of its economy, the persisting state of chaos hinders their development. As a result of the fighting and political instability, many entrepreneurs have been forced to abandon their business.
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