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…
Despite economic measures, lines persist at Tripoli banks
In their latest article published on 16 September with The Daily Sabah – Finance, Elif Binici and Mustafa Kirikçioglu recount the persisting lack of liquidity in Libya, manifesting itself through the long lines of citizens in front of Tripoli banks, waiting to withdraw cash. Thus far, Binici and Kirikçioglu note, the measures implemented by the internationally-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have fallen short and the situation is exacerbated by Libya’s political and security instability. However, as illustrated by Jason Pack in his latest article, economics is key to understanding and addressing the roots of the Libyan civil war.
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