Libya


Egyptian President Threatens Military Intervention In Libya

Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, has threatened direct military action on the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) currently operating in Western Libya, kindling the potential for further conflict within the country and beyond. The Egyptian backed Libyan National Army (LNA), headed by the warlord Khalifa Haftar, have come under […]


At Least Eight Mass Grave Sites Discovered In Formerly LNA Controlled Libyan Territory

Members of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed “horror” on Thursday, June 11th over “reports on the discovery of at least eight mass graves in past days, the majority of them in Tarhuna.” Until recently, this western Libyan town was controlled by Commander Khalifa Haftar of the […]


Libya’s Government Wins The Day In Tripoli, But A Larger Conflict Remains

The forces of the military-dictator Khalifa Haftar retreated from the town of Tarhuna last Thursday, their last stronghold in the Western reaches of Libya. With it comes the end of the fifteen month siege of the Libyan Capital of Tripoli where the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) is based. […]


European Backed Migration Reform In Libya Denies Human Rights And Perpetuates Human Trafficking 

Earlier this month, a warehouse full of imprisoned migrants in Libya came under fire, killing 30 and injuring ten. The killers were allegedly seeking revenge over an altercation that occurred a few weeks earlier in which a migrant supposedly killed a smuggler. The warehouse was in the city of Mizada […]


Mass Producing War

Russia strengthened its position in Syria and Libya this week, challenging U.S. interests in the Mediterranean. In Syria, Russia is poised to sign a 49-year agreement giving the Kremlin free control over the coastal airbase at Himeymin. That’s in addition to the naval facility at Tartus and the newly acquired […]


Russia Supplies Combat Jets To LNA As Wagner Forces Fly Out Of Tripoli

On May 25th 2020, an estimated 1,500 Wagner Group forces (Russian mercenary group) flew out of Tripoli, after General Haftar’s Libyan National Army’s (LNA) withdrew from the capital city. Two days later, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that Russia deployed 14 MiG 29 and SU-24 fighter planes to Libya, […]


U.S. To Allow Somalis To Report Deaths Of Civilians From U.S. Led Airstrikes

In February, an air strike caused severe civilian casualties in Somalia. This air strike was reportedly the fault of the U.S., a recent statement revealed. The U.S. Africa Command revealed a statement on Monday regarding the air strike. Reportedly, two Somali civilians were killed, and three were injured from the […]

Members of the United States Africa Command

Islamic State Africa – An Inevitability?

In 2018, it was estimated that as many as nine Islamic State ‘cells’ existed across Africa. Whilst lacking their predecessor’s numerical support and contiguous geographical influence, today they constitute a growing menace across the entire continent. Groups professing the ideology of IS now occupy territory in North, West, Central, East […]


No Ceasefire For African Conflicts Amidst COVID-19

Amidst pleas from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, violent conflict in Africa rages on. On March 23, Guterres urged warring parties worldwide to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic by laying down their arms temporarily. “The fury of the virus illustrates the […]


Russia’s Latest Intervention In Mozambique Exemplifies Kremlin’s Ruthless Approach To Geopolitics

As uncertainty reigns across the globe, Russian geopolitical scheming appears to remain as one of few inevitable certainties. In Mozambique, as in Sudan and the C.A.R. before it, Kremlin affiliated PMC ‘Wagner’ has embedded itself within an intra-state conflict in the hope of advancing Moscow’s strategic international agenda. Combining boots […]


Libya’s GNA Shooting Down Haftar Jets Will Cause More Libyan Turmoil

Libya’s U.N.-backed government said two fighter jets and a helicopter belonging to Khalifa Haftar were shot down on Sunday, April 12th. After Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 during the Libyan Civil War, the fight for power has been between two groups: the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan […]


Secretary-General Reiterates Appeal for Global Ceasefire

In a public statement by Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, on March 23rd, states and non-state actors around the world were called upon to lay down their arms in the face of the growing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Before a sombre international press conference, he declared, “The virus does not care […]