Signs of stability in Libya, On 10th anniversary of Qaddafi’s death?
Libya has been nominally governed since 2014 by warring administrations backed by foreign powers in the west and east of the country. Last year, UN mediation efforts finally began to gain traction with an agreement on a cease-fire and a roadmap for elections to be held later this year.
The relatively positive steps taken over the past nine months and overall improved security have helped Libya’s oil sector, the main driver of its economy.
Despite the improvement in security conditions, the interim unity government has been unable to follow through on arrangements with its European partners to combat illicit migration, and Libya has continued to serve as a hub for criminal gangs operating detention centers and exploiting the lucrative and illegal human-trafficking business.