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A New Deal for Libya?

A new unity government offers a glimmer of hope to end the chaos in Libya

After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has descended into a chaos of warring factions. Western forces that initially supported the uprising are now largely absent and Islamic State militants have taken advantage of the power vacuum. The breakdown of a coherent administration has also allowed Libya to become a major route for African migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. Now, after lengthy and difficult negotiations, there is a glimmer of hope with the main factions agreeing to form a unity government, and the deadline for the formation of this administration this weekend. Join Owen Bennett Jones and his panel of guests on Newshour Extra as they discuss the prospects for peace in Libya.

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Sat 16 Jan 2016 11:06GMT

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Chris Stephen - Libya correspondent for The Guardian

Guma el-Gamaty - Libyan envoy to the UK for the first post-Gadaffi government

Ghazi Gheblawi - Libyan writer and commentator

Claudia Gazzini - senior analyst on Libya for the International Crisis Group

 

 

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See the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse's report from Misrata to see the chaos into which Libya has descended since the killing of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011, as Gabriel goes in search of the former leader's golden pistol, online and on TV

 

 

 

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