REPORT AT A GLANCE
The BIC is deeply concerned to hear of the continued fighting across Libya, and especially of the recent attacks on medical facilities such as Al Khadra General Hospital in Tripoli. "Given the seriousness of the global coronavirus outbreak, and Libya's already suffering health system, any and all attacks on medical facilities, staff and patients should be condemned and immediately halted" said the BIC's Political Analyst for North Africa, Ben Lowings.
BIC is concerned to hear the news that there was an assassination attempt on Sudanese Prime Minister Adballa Hamdok in Khartoum earlier today.
BIC Responds to HRVP Josep Borrell's comments on supplying EU weapons for peace in Africa
As Libya’s war enters 2020, dynamics within the war-ravaged country took a dramatic turn when the Turkish parliament, a regional ally of the GNA in Tripoli, approved on 3 January 2020 the deployment of Turkish ground-forces in support of the GNA’s position. Since then Turkey has sent military advisors, and Syrian rebel forces allied with Turkey, in support of Fayez al-Serraj’s administration.