Libya’s chronic inability to provide basic services such as power, water and liquidity pushed hundreds to the streets this week across key parts of the war-torn country.

The overthrow of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 marked the beginning of a series of conflicts that has gradually led to a deep fragmentation of Libya. As a result, the ability of the ‘state’ to cater for the basic needs of its citizens has successively worsened. (CONTINUED - 1075 WORDS)