Journalist and Eritrean refugee rights activist Meron Estefanos has a huge impact on Eritrean exiles
Libya articles on Democracy Chronicles
The 2011 uprising created more space for democracy in Libya but civil war and militarism have over taken democracy in almost all areas of the country. Under the regime of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, political parties were illegal, and all political activity was strictly monitored. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring.
Despite efforts by the Libyan and American governments, Libyans themselves must engage in a movement towards solidarity to ensure a civil war is avoided—which would ultimately enable terrorism and deepen economic trouble.
As of 2016, there are 300,000 unaccompanied child refugees and separated children globally, which is 66,000 more than in 2010 and a five-fold increase over the last seven years.
On May 30, 2016, former Chadian President Hissene Habre was convicted for crimes against humanity
Ethnic violence has led to a re-entrenchment of dictatorship following the Arab Spring’s collapse
Amid chaos of war, an online Libyan voter registration is a surprising win, if a vote is ever held
“The Arab of the Future” by Riad Sattouf is unique Arab comic book with a political lens on region
Violence, religious extremism and struggling peaceful democracy movements in Arab Spring Year Four
If these peace talks do take place it will be up to the two sides to come to an agreement that will be beneficial for the Libyan people and to restore a civil society where people could live peacefully in their historically troubled country.
Hopes rising that major parties serious about new peaceful attempt to reawaken Libya’s Arab Spring