Libya has been wracked by conflict since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi -credit: BBC

The two main leaders in Libya’s civil war are in Moscow for talks on how to end months of fighting.

It is hoped both the UN-backed government and forces loyal to Russian ally Gen Khalifar Haftar will sign a ceasefire.

The talks are part of an initiative launched by Russia and Turkey at a summit in Istanbul last week.

A first tentative truce started on Sunday but both sides have accused each other of breaking it within hours.

On Monday, January 13, 2020 Russian and Turkish officials will first hold talks separately with the two warring sides, and later a meeting of all four groups is expected to follow.

The meeting underlines how Turkey and Russia are emerging as the critical players in the complex web of competing foreign interests in Libya, the BBC’s Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford says.

Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Berlin later in January wanted to host another round of Libyan peace talks to build on the efforts by Turkey and Russia.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has reported as online and broadcast Journalist on Human rights, Civil Society and development issues for the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) for about nine years. He worked in West Africa for Ghana Daily Guide Newspaper for ten years, as Human Rights Reporter, Liberia Desk Editor, and an international volunteer and Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR). He Founded the Communication for Awareness and Development, a Non for Profit International NGO and the Vision Newspaper in Ghana, as publisher, Editor-In-Chief and stringed for the Voice Of America(VOA) at the height of the refugee crisis, covering more than 42,000 Liberian refugees in Ghana including other West Africans for several years in the sub-region. Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. has a BSc in modern-day Development Studies, and AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship and Founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Liberia leading Social enterprise, Heartbeat Tourism for Sustainable Development(HTSD), Liberia Inc. He has numerous publications on opinions and developmental issues for leading Ghanaian and Liberian newspapers and magazines and online, and has provided national and international media consultancies, and is researching for a publication on “Tourism Its Impact and Youth Employment”.


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