October 22, 2018

The Lust for Libya: How a Nation was Torn Apart | The Big Picture

The legacy of the life and death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Libya has been broken apart. Torn asunder by competing local, regional and international forces, its survival as a singular nation-state is under threat.

Once Africa's wealthiest country with the continent's largest oil reserves and highest standard of living, Libya, liberated from a dictator's grip, is mired in a violent, internecine conflict that has left many of its people struggling for food, fuel and security.

So how did it come to this? Read more.

Al Jazeera

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