WATCH: Is there hope for Libya?
It was once one of Africa’s richest countries. Today, Libya is a shell of its former self.
It’s been seven years since Muammar Qaddafi was ousted and killed by angry Libyans in a Nato-backed uprising. But what was seen as a moment of hope has morphed into a seven-year nightmare.
Today, the country remains divided. There are two main factions. The Government of National Accord or GNA is led by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj. It has the backing of the UN and controls the country’s capital, Tripoli.
The east is controlled by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army or LNA.
For the first time in months, Haftar and Serraj met in Italy. The two agreed to back a UN action plan that calls for national elections to be held by June 2019.
Updated: November 19, 2018 10:08 AM