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Halfway there? Libya on a Prayer

Halfway there? Libya on a Prayer: The future of Libya, ten years after Gaddafi's death
1 min read
22 October, 2021
The New Arab Voice is our bi-weekly podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

This week on The New Arab Voice, we speak with The New Arab's correspondent Will Christou (@will_christou) about the recent clashes in Beirut, and ask why they happened, and what it means going forward. 

And then, we explore the situation in Libya, ten years after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. We ask experts, what are the prospects for scheduled elections, what efforts are being made for state building, and will foreign mercenary forces ever leave the country. 

And finally, producer Rosie McCabe (@RosieMcCabe3) visits a new exhibition called ‘Stateless Heritage’ at The Mosaic Rooms in London (@TheMosaicRooms). The three-exhibition showcases the architecture, social fabric and cultural heritage of Dheisheh refugee camp in Palestine. Speaking to a head curator, visitors on opening night and a community organiser at the camp, Rosie unearths how the exhibition explores Dheisheh’s history and community as well as grappling with what home means for refugees.

This episode featured music by Lahcen Akil and Maarten Schell.


This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge (@hugogoodridge). Music by Omar al-Fil (@elepheel). 

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