Caabu invites you to an online briefing on Libya since 2011 with Ulf Laessing journalist and author of Understanding Libya Since Gaddafi.
The book can be purchased with a 25% discount when bought through Hurst Publishers. Just input LIBYA25 when you checkout on their site.
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When: Tuesday 6 October 2020, 14:00 UK time (BST)
Where: Online. Sign up for the discussion here.
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About the book:
Why has Libya fallen apart since 2011? The world has largely given up trying to understand how the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi has left the country a failed state and a major security headache for Europe. Gaddafi's police state has been replaced by yet another dictatorship, amidst a complex conflict of myriad armed groups, Islamists, tribes, towns and secularists. What happened?
One of few foreign journalists to have lived in post-revolution Tripoli, UlfLaessing has unique insight into the violent nature of post-Gaddafi politics. Confronting threats from media-hostile militias and jihadi kidnappings, in a world where diplomats retreat to their compounds and guns are drawn at government press conferences, Laessing has kept his ear to the ground and won the trust of many key players.
Understanding Libya Since Gaddafi is an original blend of personal anecdote and nuanced Libyan history. It offers a much-needed diagnosis of why war has erupted over a desert nation of just 6 million, and of how the country blessed with Africa's greatest energy reserves has been reduced to state collapse.
The book can be purchased from Hurst Publishers here.
About the author:
Ulf Laessing is Reuters' bureau chief for Egypt and Sudan. He has reported on Libya since 2011 and was one of the few foreign correspondents reporting from Tripoli between 2013 and 2015.
He Tweets @UlfLaessing.