TRIPOLI: One of three deputy premiers in Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord resigned on Monday, saying he had failed in his mission. Moussa al Kouni told a news conference in the capital of the chaos-ridden North African country that he could no longer stay in the post. “I’m resigning because I have failed,” said a visibly moved Kouni, who is originally from southern Libya and represents the Tuareg minority in the GNA. “We (in the GNA) are responsible because we accepted this mission. “We take responsibility for everything that has happened in the past year: dramas, violence, murder, rape, invasion, the squandering of public funds... Regardless of the extent of the crimes, we are responsible,” he said. “The inability to meet people’s expectations leads me to resign... I pledged to alleviate their suffering but I did not succeed,” Kouni also wrote on his Twitter account.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2017.