Conflict and Fragility

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Tripoli's electricity crisis and its Politicisation

07 Apr 2020 - 15:01
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How the civil war affects life in Libya's capital

Since April 2019, Libya’s civil war – between the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the easternbased Libyan National Army (LNA) – has worsened living conditions in the capital, Tripoli. The electricity infrastructure has been one of the collateral victims of Libya’s conflict while, in general, public assets and their maintenance have been neglected for years. This policy brief looks at the electricity crisis affecting the greater Tripoli area, where the mismanagement, exploitation and politicisation of Libya’s third-largest industrial sector has had serious consequences for the safety of its citizens and the country’s economy.

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