Libya arms embargo is a ‘joke’, said a UN envoy. But it’s peace-making that is a farce

by Rashmee

Posted on February 26, 2020


Now that European foreign ministers have agreed on a new Mediterranean naval mission to enforce the widely breached UN arms embargo on Libya, it’s worth thinking what it might really mean. The mission, which will replace Operation Sophia that was derailed last year, is still to be finalised. A senior UN official recently called the … Continue reading “Libya arms embargo is a ‘joke’, said a UN envoy. But it’s peace-making that is a farce”

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Libya stories from a British businessman who knew everyone & was related to everyone else

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2017


The French president’s mediated deal between rival Libyan leaders brought to mind the British Libyan businessman I met just the other day. He seemed to know everyone worth knowing in the country of his birth and was related to everyone else. As we sat at Tunis Carthage Airport and waited for the laggardly Tunisian national … Continue reading “Libya stories from a British businessman who knew everyone & was related to everyone else”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK