Slain journalist Ben Khalifa, captured Libya’s turmoil as ferocious militias fight for control as well as humanitarian tragedy of waves of people fleeing.
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.
Chairman of Libya’s elections commission says the beleaguered North African nation will hold a referendum on a new constitution before the end of February.
Some analysts say conditions in war-scarred Libya are not conducive for a free and fair vote
Various Libyan factions are accusing each other of trying to postpone parliamentary and presidential elections
Claims are the former French president received funding for his 2007 election campaign from the Libyan dictator Gaddafi
Journalist and Eritrean refugee rights activist Meron Estefanos has a huge impact on Eritrean exiles
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