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Libya now and Covid-19 a year on (E378)

Ten years ago, civil war broke out in Libya which resulted in the overthrow and collapse of the government – and indeed the killing – of it’s then-leader Muammar Gaddafi. However, 20,000 foreign troops still remain in Libya, so what is the situation now?

Joining us to discuss the state of Libya a decade on is an investigative journalist whose bylines include the Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s the editor of Consortium News, Joe Lauria.

And just over one year ago, Boris Johnson plunged the country into lockdown to cope with the coronavirus. Over the course of the year the virus has claimed over 125,000 lives, but now with the R-rate going down and the lockdown about to be lifted, we take time to reflect on the past 12 months. NHS doctor and producer of the ‘Great NHS Heist’, Bob Gill, joined the show to discuss the virus and its impact.

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