From city hall to the port, Sgoutri clan gains clout in Misrata
On 24 September, when Mahmoud Sgoutri took over as mayor of the city-state, his brother Mohsen Mohamed Sgoutri held his first board meeting as president of the Misrata Free Zone.
The ceasefire announced by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has prompted a break with his interior minister, Fathi Bashagha, who was sacked on 28 August. Sarraj enjoys the support of Washington, while Bachagha - the guarantor of Misrata's interests - seems to have won the backing of Anakra.
As anticipated by Maghreb Confidential (MC 1246), the negotiations between Khalifa Haftar and Fayez Sarraj have quickly run into difficulty over the sensitive problem of militia disarmament.The encirclement of the foreign ministry and seat of government in Tripoli by armed [.