Libyans Frustrated by Pace of Peace Talks and Reconstruction in Aftermath of Civil War

By Megan Abbot

Libyans are frustrated with the slow pace of the UN-sponsored peace talks and are calling for further international assistance to support the country’s reconstruction efforts. The uprising against Qaddafi in 2011 united many different factions against the dictatorship, but the country has since devolved into civil war. Carlotta Gall reports for the New York Times that ordinary Libyans are frustrated by the government’s lack of progress toward peace-building, and that the process of constructing a new constitution during the civil war has been daunting. Warring factions have forced many people to flee Tripoli and Benghazi and to become refugees in Tunisia.