Libya
Heightened security announced in Tripoli and Benghazi for Eid of Sacrifice holiday period

Heightened security announced in Tripoli and Benghazi for Eid of Sacrifice holiday period

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 August 2018: Heightened security has been announced by the authorities in Tripoli and Benghazi for next week’s Eid Al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) holiday…

Libya to recruit 150 Filipino first phase nurses for Tripoli University Hospital

Libya to recruit 150 Filipino first phase nurses for Tripoli University Hospital

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 August 2018: Libya has agreed to the recruitment of 150 Filipino auxiliary nurses for Tripoli University Hospital (TUH). The revelation was made after…

HoR fails to vote on referendum bill, discusses legal committee advice on quorum. To reconvene tomorrow

HoR fails to vote on referendum bill, discusses legal committee advice on quorum. To reconvene tomorrow

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 August 2018: Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) failed to vote on the bill for the referendum on the permanent constitution. Instead they were…

Libya, Niger, Sudan and Chad agree to create joint operation centre to strengthen border security

Libya, Niger, Sudan and Chad agree to create joint operation centre to strengthen border security

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 August 2018: The Ministerial Meeting on strengthening cooperation in the area of security and control of the Libya-Niger-Sudan-Chad border was launched in Khartoum…

International condemnation of forced eviction of Tawerghans from Tripoli IDP camp

International condemnation of forced eviction of Tawerghans from Tripoli IDP camp

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 August 2018: There has been international condemnation of the forced eviction of internally displaced Tawerghans from their Airport Road camp in Tripoli on…

Tuaregs will not be used by Saif Qaddafi as a means to political goals: HoR member Hammah

Tuaregs will not be used by Saif Qaddafi as a means to political goals: HoR member Hammah

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 August 2018: The Tuareg House of Representatives member Saleh Hammah (Bakada) said that his people will not be used by Siaf Al-Islam Qaddafi…

Italian embassy in Tripoli denies Perrone requested delay in holding Libyan elections

Italian embassy in Tripoli denies Perrone requested delay in holding Libyan elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 August 2018: The Italian embassy in Tripoli has denied that ambassador Giuseppe Perrone had requested that the holding of Libyan elections be delayed.…

Libya’s anti-smuggling efforts of subsidised goods into Tunisia causing diplomatic tensions

Libya’s anti-smuggling efforts of subsidised goods into Tunisia causing diplomatic tensions

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 August 2018: Libya’s continued anti-smuggling efforts of its subsidised goods into its neighbouring state Tunisia is causing some diplomatic tensions. Milad Al-Hijrisi, the…

Bread crisis discussed by Serraj government as prices soar

Bread crisis discussed by Serraj government as prices soar

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 August 2018: The acute bread crisis in western Libya was discussed by a number of relevant parties in Tripoli today, as bread prices…

HoR denouncess Italian ambassador Perrone’s election comments – calls for his replacement

HoR denouncess Italian ambassador Perrone’s election comments – calls for his replacement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 August 2018: The International Co-operation and Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) has denounced the remarks made by Italy’s ambassador…

Press freedom NGOs call on Serraj to rescind Libya media restrictions

Press freedom NGOs call on Serraj to rescind Libya media restrictions

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 August 2018: The international press freedom NGO, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) have urged Faiez…

LIA forced to abandon its Tripoli HQ due to militia coercion

LIA forced to abandon its Tripoli HQ due to militia coercion

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 August 2018: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has been forced to abandon its main Tripoli headquarters at the downtown Tripoli Tower due to…

UN launches media campaign to support Libyan reconciliation

UN launches media campaign to support Libyan reconciliation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 August 2018: As part of its efforts to strengthen the participation of all Libyans in the process of reconciliation, the United Nations Support…

The course and date of Libya’s planned elections are a matter to be decided by Libyans alone – Serraj

The course and date of Libya’s planned elections are a matter to be decided by Libyans alone – Serraj

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 August 2018: The course and date of Libya’s planned elections were a matter to be decided by Libyans alone, Faiez Serraj, head of…

Cost of living in Libya increased by 2.75 percent in June, electronic payments failing – report

Cost of living in Libya increased by 2.75 percent in June, electronic payments failing – report

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 August 2018: The median cost of an overall Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) went up by 2,75 percent across Libya in June. The cost…

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Goods imported through Libyan ports down reflecting general economic malaise

Goods imported through Libyan ports down reflecting general economic malaise

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 August 2018: Libya’s goods imported through its ports dropped by…

LIA renews MEDCO Energy oil exploration agreement

LIA renews MEDCO Energy oil exploration agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has announced that,…

AGOCO to raise oil production up to 220,000 by next Friday

AGOCO to raise oil production up to 220,000 by next Friday

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 May 2018: Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) announced today…

CBL warns that dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are illegal in Libya

CBL warns that dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are illegal in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 May 2018: The Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has…

NOC completes maintenance work on Baher-Essalam / Sabratha offshore gasfield

NOC completes maintenance work on Baher-Essalam / Sabratha offshore gasfield

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2018: The second phase of the processing and linkage…

CBL meets World Bank team in Tunis to discuss reform of the Libyan financial sector

CBL meets World Bank team in Tunis to discuss reform of the Libyan financial sector

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 May 2018: The Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) reports…

Libyan-Tunisian trade set to increase in 2018 : General Union of Libyan Chambers

Libyan-Tunisian trade set to increase in 2018 : General Union of Libyan Chambers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 May 2018: The head of the General Union of Libyan…

NOC holds launch event for Benghazi oil conference in October

NOC holds launch event for Benghazi oil conference in October

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 May 2018: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) held an official…

NOC says it is yet to approve Total purchase of Marathon’s share in Waha concession

NOC says it is yet to approve Total purchase of Marathon’s share in Waha concession

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 April 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has stated that…

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