Africa: Analysis – Libya Is Staging Ground in Renewed Big Power Swoop On Africa

The first major war of the new scramble for Africa is being fought in Libya as the country appears headed towards some form of partition with Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan emerging as the kingmakers.

On the western side is a Turkish-led force that has been converging on Sirte, the strategic city at the midpoint of the country’s Mediterranean coastline, which is held by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Gaddafi, is the gateway to the coastal…


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