Libya’s unity government takes office

Libya’s U.N.-sponsored unity government was gearing up to assume power on Sunday, although major concerns remained over its chances of successfully setting up shop in Tripoli, where some of its security officials were briefly detained and several militias have openly threatened it. In a statement late Saturday, the Government of National Accord said the majority of the previous, internationally backed government in the country’s east had endorsed it, paving the way for it to take up duties as the country’s sole governing body”.

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