North Africa

Trump administration goes for ‘360 degree’ diplomacy to help end Libya war

White House calls for cease-fire as Egypt-Turkey rivalry spills over into eastern Mediterranean.

Week in Review | Libya conflict | Aug 7, 2020
al-monitor Fighters loyal to the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord secure the area of Abu Qurain, halfway between the capital, Tripoli, and Libya's second city, Benghazi, against forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, who is based in eastern Benghazi, on July 20, 2020. Since 2015, a power struggle has pitted the Government of National Accord against forces loyal to Hifter. The strongman is mainly supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russia, while Turkey backs the Government of National Accor. Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: US says there’s no ‘winning side’ in Libya

The US is amplifying calls to restore oil sharing in Libya in hopes of stabilizing the conflict and likely reducing Hifter's dependence on Russia

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Aug 5, 2020

Intel: Libya’s Hifter threatens to meet Turkey’s forces ‘with bullets’

Eastern Libya’s Gen. Khalifa Hifter vowed to fight Turkey’s forces as Libya’s Government of National Accord is poised to press its counteroffensive against the key coastal city of Sirte with Ankara’s military support.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Aug 3, 2020

Moroccan activist calls for revolution of ideas

While female entrepreneurship is steadily increasing in Morocco, cultural barriers stand in the way of women achieving their full economic potential.

Shahira Amin | Women’s rights | Aug 3, 2020

Libya’s ground fighting leads to surge in civilian casualties: UN

Between April and June, more than 100 civilians were killed and over 250 were injured due to an escalation in ground fighting and by explosive remnants and airstrikes.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jul 30, 2020