With all of its attention taken up by the war against Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army, Fayez Sarraj's Government of National Accord is struggling to profit from the many African projects launched by Muammar Gaddafi's money man Bashir Saleh.
UNSMIL has succeeded in getting new crisis exit negotiations under way on the back of the ceasefire negotiated between eastern strong man Haftar and the city of Misrata. The question of how to demilitarise Syrte and Jufra axis has still to be resolved, however.
Turkish paramilitary company Sadat, headed by former Turkish general Adnan Tanriverdi, has set up a partnership with Fawzi Boukatif-led Libyan company Security Side to train the forces fighting for Fayez Sarraj's Government of National Accord.
Territorial gains made by forces loyal to Tripoli have opened up a new path for the Government of National Accord, which has been trying to win back alliances in Fezzan. The stakes are high in the southwest region, whose oilfields are key to the country's economy.