In troubled Libya, women try to weave back peace
07 February 2021 | 12:17 pm
With a bundle of palm leaves, Halima Mohamad settles down each morning in an abandoned school in Tawergha, a town once one of the worst flashpoints in Libya's decade-long war.
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