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Struggle Over Libya’s Oil Risks Breaking Up Country – Rival PM

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two.

The Libyan Disaster

AFRICANGLOBE - It was the great Africanist and historian, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, who said that the desire of every European, whatever his pretension, is world domination. The colonial wars the West has been engaged in over the years, including Libya, were designed to further Western domination, and no one should try and pretend otherwise.

The US Ruined Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - Just three years have passed since an American-led bombing campaign destroyed the government of Moammar Gaddafi in Libya. At first that operation felt like a victory for peace and freedom. By bringing down the longtime leader, US imperialism presumed they had “liberated” Libyans and that they would quickly settle into pro-American democracy.

Libyan Rebels Threaten Secession Over Rival Parliament

AFRICANGLOBE - Libyan rebels who have seized oil ports in the past to press their demand for regional autonomy said on Friday they would declare independence in the east if the world recognized a rival parliament.

Libya: From Africa’s Richest Country To A Failed State

AFRICANGLOBE - This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya’s former president, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa’s richest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa. However, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent.

Misrata Rebels Take Libyan Government, Oil Company Websites

AFRICANGLOBE - A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country.

Libya’s Tale of Two Neocolonial Parliaments

AFRICANGLOBE - Three years after NATO missiles overthrew and brutally lynched Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is effectively divided, with two governments and two parliaments, each backed by rival militias. Trucks fitted with anti-aircraft cannon, troops and cement roadblocks protect the five-star hotel in Tobruk that is now the surreal last bastion of Libya’s fugitive parliament.

Libya Militias Seize Tripoli Government Offices

AFRICANGLOBE - Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been seized by armed militias. The loss of control comes just days after the country's interim government resigned, following the creation of a rival Islamist administration.

Libya Has Officially Collapsed

AFRICANGLOBE - "The situation in Libya is complicated," Libya's United Nations Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the security council. But he said it became more so on July 13, when heavy fighting broke out in the capital, Tripoli, between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport.

Rival Leaders, Rival Governments In Libya As Crisis Deepens

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya's political crisis deepened today when the outgoing Parliament picked a new Islamist-backed government, leaving the country with two rival parliaments and leaders, each with their own armed supporters.

Libya: Edging Towards The Precipice

AFRICANGLOBE - The security and humanitarian situation in Libya last week took a nose dive as fighting between rival militias almost shut down the country, obliging thousands of foreigners to leave. With diplomatic missions having shut down, their staff and UN personnel evacuated, Libyans have virtually been abandoned to themselves.

Libyan Parliament Asks UN For ‘Urgent Intervention’ Against Militias

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya's new parliament has adopted a resolution asking the UN for help to deal with militia violence across the country. The assembly has said it wants to integrate members of the militias into the regular army.

Goodbye Libya, Welcome To The Islamic Emirate Of Benghazi?

AFRICANGLOBE - Without an army or effective civil service to exert its authority, Libya's government has been relying on a hodgepodge of local militia groups to guard key institutions and to keep itself in nominal power. Unsurprisingly, this has proved an unreliable foundation on which to construct a new state: and it's already falling apart.

Libya Is Fast Following Somalia’s Road To Ruin

AFRICANGLOBE - With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have withdrawn and the UK have ordered all British nationals out. Yet, the repercussions of losing Libya are monumental, especially for Europe.

Still Torn By Factional Fighting, Libya Is Coming Undone

AFRICANGLOBE - For weeks, rival Libyan militias had been pounding one another’s positions with artillery, mortar rounds and rockets in a desperate fight to control the international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Then suddenly, early Saturday morning, the fighting just stopped.

Foreign Nationals Urged To Leave Libya As Violence Spreads

AFRICANGLOBE - Foreigners have been urged to leave Libya by their governments, as fighting spreads across the country. Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands have joined the US in urging citizens to leave as soon as possible.