Libya
Coastal Road finally reopened – an important part of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement

Coastal Road finally reopened – an important part of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2021: The main stretch of Coastal Road passing through the former fighting front between the pro and anti-Khalifa Hafter forces between the…

Violent militia fighting erupted on Zawia-Maya coastal road brought to end today: Interior Ministry

Violent militia fighting erupted on Zawia-Maya coastal road brought to end today: Interior Ministry

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2021: The violent clashes that erupted yesterday at a checkpoint on the main coastal road between Zawia and Al-Maya between two militias…

HoR Committee completes drafts of 2021 election laws at Rome meeting

HoR Committee completes drafts of 2021 election laws at Rome meeting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2021: The House of Representatives (HoR) Committee responsible for drafting the 24 December 2021 election laws completed its work yesterday, according to…

Libya imports 100,000 litres of oxygen from Egypt to solve acute shortage at Coronavirus Isolation Centres

Libya imports 100,000 litres of oxygen from Egypt to solve acute shortage at Coronavirus Isolation Centres

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2021: A shipment of 100,000 litres of medical grade oxygen arrived by land yesterday from Egypt in an urgent effort by Libya…

Saboteurs blow up Man-Made River station 353 cutting water supply to four main cities

Saboteurs blow up Man-Made River station 353 cutting water supply to four main cities

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2021: Saboteurs yesterday blew up station 353 of the eastern route (Al-Hasawna system – Al-Jafara Plain) feeding system of the Man-Made River…

Over 250,000 new voters enrolled on voter register

Over 250,000 new voters enrolled on voter register

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 July 2021: Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) reported today that 254,811 new voters had registered on the electoral list up to yesterday.…

LPDF Proposals Bridging Committee meets virtually in effort to agree on constitutional basis for elections

LPDF Proposals Bridging Committee meets virtually in effort to agree on constitutional basis for elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 July 2021: UNSMIL reported yesterday that the Proposals Bridging Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) held its second virtual meeting on…

HoR to hold session ‘‘to complete’’ budget law, election law, electoral districts, and the position of head of Intelligence

HoR to hold session ‘‘to complete’’ budget law, election law, electoral districts, and the position of head of Intelligence

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: According to a statement issued yesterday by Abdalla Belheeg, the Official Spokesperson of the House of Representatives (HoR), the HoR will…

Exhibition of late Libyan satirist Hasan ‘‘Alsatoor’’ Dhaimish to be held in London 19-29 August

Exhibition of late Libyan satirist Hasan ‘‘Alsatoor’’ Dhaimish to be held in London 19-29 August

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: An exhibition, Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution, will be held in London documenting the work of the late Libyan satirist Hasan ‘‘Alsatoor’’…

UNCHR welcomes inclusion of refugees in Libya’s vaccination drive

UNCHR welcomes inclusion of refugees in Libya’s vaccination drive

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today welcomed the initiative of the Libyan government to vaccinate refugees and asylum-seekers against COVID-19, together…

Economic Working Group urges Libyan stakeholders to find compromise solutions on stalled 2021 budget, progressing unification and provide urgent services to Libyans

Economic Working Group urges Libyan stakeholders to find compromise solutions on stalled 2021 budget, progressing unification and provide urgent services to Libyans

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: UNSMIL reported today that the Economic Working Group (EWG) Co-Chairs, represented by UNSMIL Coordinator Raisedon Zenenga, EU Ambassador Jose Sabadell, US…

Two-week partial curfew confirmed, LD 500 million allocated to fight Coronavirus

Two-week partial curfew confirmed, LD 500 million allocated to fight Coronavirus

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: Following its Sunday announcement of a partial curfew in unspecified Coronavirus hotspots from 6pm to 6 am, the Libyan government yesterday…

Over 182,000 new voters enrolled on voter register

Over 182,000 new voters enrolled on voter register

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) reported today that 182,737 new voters had registered on the electoral list up to yesterday.…

Nearly 149,000 new voters recorded on the electoral register

Nearly 149,000 new voters recorded on the electoral register

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) reported today that 148,853 new voters have enrolled on the voter register up to yesterday…

While acting as technical advisor in the HoR-HNEC Rome meeting, UNSMIL urges HoR and HSC to work together on constitutional basis for elections

While acting as technical advisor in the HoR-HNEC Rome meeting, UNSMIL urges HoR and HSC to work together on constitutional basis for elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: While acting as technical advisor to House of Representatives Committee and the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) meeting in Rome 26-29…

Business

Ministries of Health and Industry discuss reactivation of Libya’s pharma industry at Rabta factory

Ministries of Health and Industry discuss reactivation of Libya’s pharma industry at Rabta factory

By Sami Zaptia. London, 31 July 2021: Libya is considering reactivating its formerly notorious Rabta…

ESDF to organize workshop on PPP ‘‘Development and Investment Opportunities’’ in over 15 multi-sector stalled projects worth LD 2 billion

ESDF to organize workshop on PPP ‘‘Development and Investment Opportunities’’ in over 15 multi-sector stalled projects worth LD 2 billion

By Sami Zaptia. London, 31 July 2021: Libya’s quasi-state Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF)…

Webinar on ‘‘Libya’s Energy Sector’’ discusses oil, gas and renewables

Webinar on ‘‘Libya’s Energy Sector’’ discusses oil, gas and renewables

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 July 2021: The German-based Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association (EMA) and the private…

Hatif Libya and Infinera telecoms agreement: more technical details revealed, but no contract value

Hatif Libya and Infinera telecoms agreement: more technical details revealed, but no contract value

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: The signing on Tuesday of an agreement by…

Libya discusses cooperation with Jordan on localizing autism treatment

Libya discusses cooperation with Jordan on localizing autism treatment

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: Libya’s Health Minister Ali Al-Zanati met a Jordanian…

CBL eastern branch organizing Islamic banking conference

CBL eastern branch organizing Islamic banking conference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: The eastern branch of the Central Bank of…

Libya e-Commerce Expo 2021 – 1 to 3 August

Libya e-Commerce Expo 2021 – 1 to 3 August

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: The Libya e-Commerce Expo 2021 will take place…

Libya’s 2018-2030 Renewable Energy Strategic Plan is ready, studies complete and tenders put out: REAoL

Libya’s 2018-2030 Renewable Energy Strategic Plan is ready, studies complete and tenders put out: REAoL

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2021: Libya’s 2018-2030 Renewable Energy Strategic Plan is ready…

ESDF follows up on planned pharmaceutical production in Libya through its investment in Bosnia’s Bosnalijek

ESDF follows up on planned pharmaceutical production in Libya through its investment in Bosnia’s Bosnalijek

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: Libya’s Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) is…

Featured