Libya peace talks – can they deliver?

French President Emmanuel Macron has brought the two main rival groups together for face-to-face talks.

The meeting in Paris is seen as a step towards reconciliation.

The latest attempt follows six years of conflict and chaos, since longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown by rebels supported by a French-led NATO air campaign.

Now, Libya has two power centres; the UN-backed government of National Accord headed by Fayyej al-Sarraj and the so-called

Libyan National Army. General Khalifa Haftar’s forces control a large part of eastern Libya and its oil fields.

How far will Emanuelle Macron succeed when several previous attempts have failed? Why is he mediating?

Presenter; Richelle Carey.

Guests: Toby Cadman – international criminal and human rights lawyer.

Michel Cousins – Editor-in-chief, Libyan Herald.

Mattia Toaldo – Libyan political affairs specialist, European Council on Foreign Relations.

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In This Story: Libya

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest.

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