Something is deeply wrong when a country’s central bank continues to pay the wages of soldiers that are actively fighting to take control of that same bank. Welcome to Libya.

Successive governments following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 tried to reign in militias by co-opting them into the system and handing them salaries. The state ultimately failed to control them, but it continued to pay their wages. (CONTINUED - 1498 WORDS)