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

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)