The Libyan government and a rebel militia leader have finally reached an agreement to end an oil blockade that’s hobbled Libya’s economy for months.
It’s good news amid the backdrop of infighting and violence that’s plagued Libya for the past three years. After a NATO-backed insurgency ended the four decade reign of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, many thought it would usher in a new era. Yet three years after Qaddafi’s death, the country is far from stable. Heavily armed militias have taken over ministries, kidnapped diplomats, and briefly abducted their own prime minister.
Anas el Gomati is with CCTV The Heat to discuss the latest situation in Libya. He’s the founder of the Sadeq Institute, a think tank that focuses on Libyan issues. The Heat is joined by Anas el Gomati to further discuss Libya and its fragile political, economic and social state.
Libya: a failed Arab state?The Libyan government and a rebel militia leader have finally reached an agreement to end an oil blockade that's hobbled Libya's economy for months.
Omar Turbi from Los Angeles is the founder of the Libyan Human Rights Commission and he persuaded the U.S. government to participate in the NATO operation in Libya.
From Detroit , Abayomi Azikiwe joins The Heat to discuss the Libya current state. He’s the Editor of Pan-African News Wire and a frequent TV commentator on African issues.
Finally, Lawrence Korb from Washington joins The Heat. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.