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After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa’s largest oil-producers.

Five years later, the country is divided among warring militias. Amid the power vacuum, the Islamic State has gained a foothold from which to launch terror attacks and human traffickers have made Libya a major transshipment point for migrants to Europe.

On this week’s edition of Global Journalist, a look at how Libya came apart and how it may be put back together.

Our guests this week:

  • Nancy Porsia, a journalist based in Libya and reported for a number of news outlets including Deutsche Welle and al-Jazeera.
  • Mohamed Madi, a reporter for BBC News.
  • Jason Pack, founder of Libya-Analysis.com and EyeOnISISinLibya.com.
  • Mary Fitzgerald, a journalist who has reported on Libya for outlets including Foreign Policy and The Economist.
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