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Power-brokers play the blame game as heatwave fries Libya

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Issue 464 - 01 Jul 2022 - By John Hamilton | 7 minute read

A reckless attempt by Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba to spend his way into an unchallengeable position of authority has brought Libya to the brink of ruin. More than a decade after the revolution that toppled Colonel Muammar Qadhafi’s Jamahiriya system, both money and viable political options have all but run out, leaving an exhausted, impoverished and furious population confronting a crisis of existential proportions during an unbearable early summer heatwave.

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