Turmoil in Southern Libya: a major threat at the door of Africa

07 August 2014

Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, South Libya has become the meeting point of numerous armed groups under a background of global breakdown of the State and community and region fragmentation. Involved in a struggle for gaining the control over resources and power monopoly, active militias and brigades have gradually meddled with transborder trafficking, and disturb frontier countries, which fear a spread of conflict and tension to the sub-region as a whole.

Crédit photo : dans la foulée de la révolution en Libye, de nombreux stocks de munitions ont été exposés et le pays a même été qualifié de "marché d’armes à ciel ouvert". (Source : UNMAS/Iason Foounten)