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The Political Significance of the Maghreb

In Algiers, North African Islamist parties held a meeting on Thursday 21st April with the hope of launching an initiative to revive the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU). Whilst conflicts in Israel, Palestine, Iraq, the Levant and the...

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The “other” ethnic groups in Libya and their respective positions in the Libyan conflict

In February 2011, after popular uprisings, a civil revolution broke out between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government. What had begun as a sequence of peaceful demonstrations turned into confrontations...

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Sarraj and Postcolonialism in Libya

Fayez al-Sarraj and his new UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA) sailed into Tripoli at the end of last month faced with the daunting task of uniting a fractured country. Despite warnings from rival factions that the...

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Western Governments Must Crack-Down on Anti-Arab Racism

In “the West”, racist slurs targeted at Arab communities are often passed off as free speech or critical enquiry, and not enough is being done to value all ethnic groups and to protect them from prejudice. People...

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Here’s How Sarraj can Address Women’s Issues in Libya

With Sarraj’s arrival in Tripoli, it is important to bear in mind that the rate of any nation’s advancement is partly reflected by how women and children are treated, in terms of achievement, equality, welfare and status....

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Is Al Jazeera’s objective portrayal of the ‘Arab Spring’ overstated? – Part I

Al Jazeera’s objective portrayal of the so-called ‘Arab spring’ is overstated. The context of any media organisation is relevant to the political portrayal of its news content. However, in the case of Al Jazeera, the channel takes...

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Sarraj: Destined to Disappoint

Regardless of what’s happening on the ground in Libya and other North African countries today, we must never lose hope for a better tomorrow; in spite of all the difficulties that we have been through. All great...

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