Africa Libya

Power Outages, Hardline Islamists Attack Ajdabiyya, and PFG/LNA Tensions

(Libya-Analysis) In and around Tripoli, popular unrest and discontentment is now a major threat to the larger Libyan political process. The Libyan power grid suffered huge disruptions across last week, with Tripoli witnessing blackouts of 15-18 hrs on average. Southern Libya suffered a total blackout for three days from 16-19 June, cutting off water supplies […]

Africa Libya

ISIS Pinned into 20Km2 pocket in Central Sirte and Anger at Lack of Western Medical Treatment of Injured Anti-ISIS Fighters

As nominally ‘GNA-aligned’ militias made highly impressive gains against IS in Sirte last week, and a degree of euphoria has gripped international actors and some GNA supporters, these gains have not automatically led to authentic political unity among Libya’s major anti-IS factions .  To the contrary, prospects for unity and strengthened political legitimacy for the […]

Africa Libya

Ramadan Karim in Libya, Currency Standoff Resolved, and Erstwhile Rivals Now Fight Together Against ISIS

Ramadan Karim in Libya, Currency Standoff Resolved, and Erstwhile Rivals (PFG and Libya Dawn) Now Fight Together Against ISIS (Libya-Analysis) As Libyans mark the first day of Ramadan on 6 June, two key political dynamics can be spotted from last week; increasing social discontent throughout Libyaand the rising role of the legacy Libya Dawn militias […]

Africa Libya

Libya: Currency Crisis, Gains Against ISIS, and Rivalries | Jason Pack

(Libya-Analysis) Three key political dynamics can be identified last week; the escalating currency crisis, the rapid collapse of public services, and the continuing tug-of war over supreme command of the Libyan National Army (LNA). An HoR session to ratify the GNA is not on the horizon, while the HoR has currently completely fragmented, so this […]

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Geopolitics Alert

May 15: Your Key Take-Aways for This Week From Geopolitics Alert

Here are your world news key take-aways for the week:   From Tunisia to Somalia, the United States increased its influence and military support throughout North Eastern Africa this week. Washington is trying to draft up a plan to supply the new UN-backed government in Libya with arms. The embargo on arms and assets has been […]

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Making Sense of The African War on Terror – Geopolitics Alert 05-14-16

(GPA) – In this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast hosts Randi and Jim discuss the growing role of The United States and their allies in combating the growing threats of terrorism in North and East Africa. US and UN seek to lift arms embargo on Libya to supply government in fight against the Islamic State. US […]

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Cargo ship from Turkey full of weapons seized by Greek authorities

(TFC) According to Greek and Turkish sources, a cargo ship containing thousands of weapons, ammunition, and explosives was seized by Greek authorities on February 28th. The ship– sporting a Togo flag– had reportedly left a Turkish port in Izmir and was traveling to Lebanon as well as the southeastern African coast. The ship, named “Kukui Boy”, […]