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Militias Running The Show In Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - The militias that brought down the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 show no signs of weakening, and diplomats are warning that the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. Nearly three years after the revolution that ousted Gaddafi, the new Libya is still struggling to find peace and stability.

Libyan Militias Order Government To Step Down Or Face Detention

AFRICANGLONBE - Two Libyan militias have called for the country's legislators to step down or be detained, the head of the interim parliament has refused and called the ultimatum an impending coup. The term of the Libyan parliament, or GNC, expired on February 7. However, legislators voted to extend it with plans to hold new elections in the spring.

Libyan Militia Kills 31 people in Benghazi

AFRICANGLOBE - The chief of staff of Libya's army has resigned after an outbreak of unrest in the second city, Benghazi, which claimed 31 lives. The fighting began after protesters converged on a base used by armed militia.

Security Incidents Rattle Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - The Libyan interior ministry said on Sunday (March 10th) that it would provide full security for Libya's General National Congress (GNC). Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail previously stated that security for congress was the responsibility of the assembly's own guards. News of the shift comes in the wake of a number of attacks on political leaders in the capital and elsewhere.