Hope for Libya: 'The rules of the game have changed'


Ever since the fall of Muammar Gaddaffi, Libya has become a byword for instability. There’s one authority in the east…as well as one administration in the capital, Tripoli, backed by a rival militia group. To that list, you can also add another: this one based outside Libya, backed by the United Nations and led by Prime Minister Fayez Seraj. And on Wednesday he was centre stage… arriving, by boat, in Tripoli.

He had been warned not to come but he made the journey nonetheless. He was initially greeted by gunfire and calls for him to leave. He did not. Dr Guma al Gamaty – a member of Libya Dialogue, the UN-chaired body that created the Seraj-led government – gave his take on the day’s events


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