Libya’s largest oil fields have shut down production after protestors attempted to disrupt its flow. They are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah who now manages a transitional unity government in control of the country after nearly seven years of civil war ended in a peace treaty in 2020.

Despite the 18 month time frame for his period of rule as agreed in the ceasefire, the Libyan House of Representatives elected Fathi Bashagha as the new Prime Minister and some are deamnding Dbeibah’s resignation.

This has the potential to reignite the civil war as this conflict threatens to break the fragile peace between the East and the West held together by the unity government.