Libya
Serraj and Tripoli CBL continue years-long tit-for-tat over bank’s board reunification and ultimate control over Libya’s money

Serraj and Tripoli CBL continue years-long tit-for-tat over bank’s board reunification and ultimate control over Libya’s money

By Sami Zaptia. London, 3 April 2020: The Tripoli based and internationally recognized Prime Minister of Libya, Faiez Serraj, and the internationally recognized Tripoli Central Bank of Libya…

First Coronavirus death in Libya announced

First Coronavirus death in Libya announced

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 April 2020: Libya announced its first Coronavirus (Covid-19) related death late tonight. The country’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the 11th…

40 western Libya Municipalities welcome Tripoli anti-Coronavirus government allocations; two reject allocations, government cedes health powers to municipalities – NCDC refutes recovery of Libya’s first patient

40 western Libya Municipalities welcome Tripoli anti-Coronavirus government allocations; two reject allocations, government cedes health powers to municipalities – NCDC refutes recovery of Libya’s first patient

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 April 2020: Forty western Libya Municipalities welcomed the anti-Coronavirus emergency budgets allocated to them yesterday by the internationally recognized Libyan government based in…

EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo, ends Operation Sophia

EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo, ends Operation Sophia

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 April 2020: The European Union announced yesterday that it has launched a new operation to enforce the UN Security Council arms embargo on…

Two more Coronavirus cases announced in Libya, bringing total to ten

Two more Coronavirus cases announced in Libya, bringing total to ten

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 April 2020: Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced late last night the confirmation of two new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). This…

Tripoli government allocates LD 75 m to municipalities across Libya after criticism of inaction; further anti-Coronavirus measures announced

Tripoli government allocates LD 75 m to municipalities across Libya after criticism of inaction; further anti-Coronavirus measures announced

By Sami Zaptia. London, 31 March 2020: The internationally recognized Libyan government, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, announced today the allocation of LD 75 million…

WHO ranks Libya as a Coronavirus ‘‘high risk’’ country; municipalities call for effective action while U.S. Embassy provides US$ 6 million to help Libya fight Covid-19

WHO ranks Libya as a Coronavirus ‘‘high risk’’ country; municipalities call for effective action while U.S. Embassy provides US$ 6 million to help Libya fight Covid-19

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 March 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it has classified Libya among the high-risk countries in the region and asserted…

Libya’s internationally recognized government extends curfew, introduces further restrictive measures

Libya’s internationally recognized government extends curfew, introduces further restrictive measures

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 March 2020: Libya’s internationally recognized government today extended the curfew for the western region as well as introducing further restrictive measures to fight…

Libya announces 5 more new cases of Coronavirus, taking country’s total to eight

Libya announces 5 more new cases of Coronavirus, taking country’s total to eight

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 March 2020: Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced today the confirmation of five new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). This brings the…

A small project with big clout: The Libya Economic Empowerment Project (LEE) comes to a close

A small project with big clout: The Libya Economic Empowerment Project (LEE) comes to a close

By Intissar K.Rajabany. Tripoli, 28 March 2020:  The economic system in Libya is highly centralized with heavy reliance on, and investment in the oil industry. Entrepreneurship, the engine…

EU and US call for Libya humanitarian truce to fight Coronavirus pandemic

EU and US call for Libya humanitarian truce to fight Coronavirus pandemic

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 March 2020: The European Union (EU) and the United States yesterday called for a humanitarian truce in Libya’s fighting in order for the…

Two new Coronavirus cases identified in Libya today, bringing total to three; Fighting and oil stoppage continues, international community calls for truce

Two new Coronavirus cases identified in Libya today, bringing total to three; Fighting and oil stoppage continues, international community calls for truce

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 March 2020: Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed today that two new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been confirmed in the…

Libya continues nationwide anti Coronavirus measures as its first case remains stable – in the shadow of war and an oil stoppage

Libya continues nationwide anti Coronavirus measures as its first case remains stable – in the shadow of war and an oil stoppage

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 March 2020: Visible efforts, making good optics, continue across Libya in an effort to mitigate against the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) –…

Serraj claims responsibility for failed military operation to take LNA-held airbase

Serraj claims responsibility for failed military operation to take LNA-held airbase

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 March 2020: Faiez Serraj, the internationally recognized Prime Minister of Libya, claimed responsibility for the failed military operation ‘‘Peace Storm’’ that forces aligned…

UK Court Confirms Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed as lawful chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority

UK Court Confirms Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed as lawful chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 March 2020: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and its chairman, Dr Ali Mahmoud, have won a landmark legal case before the English Commercial…

Business

New Chinese buses for long distance journeys arrive in Libya

New Chinese buses for long distance journeys arrive in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 April 2020: The Asahem Company for Public Transport announced yesterday…

Tripoli Chamber and Norwegian Board International organise certified business model development training

Tripoli Chamber and Norwegian Board International organise certified business model development training

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 March 2020: The Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture,…

Benghazi Municipality reviews city’s investment map with Privatization and Investment Board – prepares projects for public bids

Benghazi Municipality reviews city’s investment map with Privatization and Investment Board – prepares projects for public bids

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 March 2020: Benghazi Municipality reviewed its investment map in a…

Workshop on the ‘‘Impact of Risk and Reluctance of Commercial Banks to Finance SMEs’’ makes recommendations

Workshop on the ‘‘Impact of Risk and Reluctance of Commercial Banks to Finance SMEs’’ makes recommendations

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 March 2020: The University of Benghazi’s Finance and Banking Department…

Ouzu hotel redevelopment announced

Ouzu hotel redevelopment announced

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 March 2020: The Benghazi branch of the Libyan Social Security…

AGOCO announces new oil discovery in Sirte basin

AGOCO announces new oil discovery in Sirte basin

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 March 2020: Libya’s Benghazi based Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO)…

Benghazi university and CBL workshop on bank risk and SME finance

Benghazi university and CBL workshop on bank risk and SME finance

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 March 2020: The University of Benghazi’s Finance and Banking Department…

Libya’s Economy Minister visits London to talk trade cooperation

Libya’s Economy Minister visits London to talk trade cooperation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 March 2020: The Minister of Economy of the internationally recognized…

International conference of conciliation and arbitration to be held in Benghazi 14 March

International conference of conciliation and arbitration to be held in Benghazi 14 March

By Sami Zaptia. London, 3 March 2020: The Conciliation and Arbitration Council of the Benghazi…

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