Libya
97 HoR members discuss 2021 budget – debate to continue today

97 HoR members discuss 2021 budget – debate to continue today

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 April 2021: The HoR held a session in Tobruk yesterday to discuss the 2021 LD 96 billion budget presented by prime minister Abd…

High level Algerian delegation visits Tripoli

High level Algerian delegation visits Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 April 2021: A High-level Algerian delegation visited Tripoli today and met Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba and Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush. The Algerian…

Libya begins administering anti-Coronavirus vaccine to general public

Libya begins administering anti-Coronavirus vaccine to general public

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2021: Libya’s national vaccination campaign against the Coronavirus was launched within the Tripoli municipality and other health centres across its municipalities this…

U.S. welcomes strong UNSC resolutions on Libya

U.S. welcomes strong UNSC resolutions on Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2021: In an explanation of the vote following yesterday’s adoption of the UN Security Council Resolutions on Libya in support of the…

UN Security Council passes two Libya resolutions: reiterates need for constitutionally based 24 December elections, 23 October ceasefire and withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries

UN Security Council passes two Libya resolutions: reiterates need for constitutionally based 24 December elections, 23 October ceasefire and withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2021: The UN Security Council Resolution unanimously passed two resolutions on Libya yesterday (2570 and 2751). The Resolutions concerned: – Welcoming the…

Libya’s March record oil revenues tip US$ 2 billion mark, NOC transfers US$ 2 to government account

Libya’s March record oil revenues tip US$ 2 billion mark, NOC transfers US$ 2 to government account

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 April 2021: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced yesterday that its March oil revenues reached a record US$ 2,052,178,786.17. It attributed the…

2021 budget to be discussed at Monday’s HoR session, delays due to errors in content and switch from fewer Serraj ministries to increased Aldabaiba ministries

2021 budget to be discussed at Monday’s HoR session, delays due to errors in content and switch from fewer Serraj ministries to increased Aldabaiba ministries

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 April 2021: Parliamentary (House of Representatives – HoR) sources have stated that the 2021 budget referred to it for approval contained many errors…

After Chadian insurgents move from Libya to Chad, U.S. embassy reiterates the need for a Libya free from foreign interference and in control of its borders

After Chadian insurgents move from Libya to Chad, U.S. embassy reiterates the need for a Libya free from foreign interference and in control of its borders

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 April 2021: The U.S. Embassy in Libya underscored in a statement yesterday the need for a unified Libya with control over its borders.…

150,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrive from Turkey

150,000 doses of Chinese Sinovac anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrive from Turkey

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 April 2021:  Libya’s Health Ministry confirmed yesterday that 150,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac anti-Coronavirus vaccine and a shipment of medicines for Coronavirus…

UNDP making impact on people’s lives in Benghazi

UNDP making impact on people’s lives in Benghazi

By UNDP Libya. Tripoli, 14 April 2021: UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, visited Benghazi to witness the impact of UNDP’s initiatives in people’s lives. Moving from commitments…

Libya faces enduring challenges, instability and risk of renewed fighting: U.S. intelligence report

Libya faces enduring challenges, instability and risk of renewed fighting: U.S. intelligence report

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: The 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, published yesterday, says Libya faces enduring challenges, instability and risk of…

11 unofficial Tripoli militia dens closed as part of security plan

11 unofficial Tripoli militia dens closed as part of security plan

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: The 444th Combat Brigade, a security force aligned to the Libyan state, announced Monday that it had closed 11 unofficial militia…

Egyptian medical aid arriving in Sebha causes some disquiet

Egyptian medical aid arriving in Sebha causes some disquiet

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: Two shipments of medicines and medical supplies, provided by Egypt, arrived at Sebha Airport yesterday, in coordination with Libya’s Ministry of…

Libya’s Drug Control Centre approves Sputnik V and AstraZeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines suitable for human consumption

Libya’s Drug Control Centre approves Sputnik V and AstraZeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines suitable for human consumption

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 April 2021: Libya’s Food and Drug Control Centre today announced that it has approved the Sputnik V and AstraZeneca anti-Coronavirus vaccines as suitable…

HoR head Saleh meets Greek Foreign Minister Dendias in Gubba

HoR head Saleh meets Greek Foreign Minister Dendias in Gubba

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 April 2021: The head of Libya’s Parliament (House of Representatives) Ageela Saleh, met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his accompanying delegation…

Business

CBL warns of penalties on banks that do not adhere to the agreed service improvement plan

CBL warns of penalties on banks that do not adhere to the agreed service improvement plan

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 April 2021: The Central Bank of Libya warned that it…

Libyan Business Council to hold virtual meeting with Ukrainian companies

Libyan Business Council to hold virtual meeting with Ukrainian companies

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 April 2021: The Libyan Business Council (LBC) announced today that…

Bosnian embassy in Tripoli reopens and resumes issuing of visas

Bosnian embassy in Tripoli reopens and resumes issuing of visas

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 April 2021: The Libyan Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina announced…

CBL grants LD 5 bn loan to commercial banks to ease clearance and liquidity crisis

CBL grants LD 5 bn loan to commercial banks to ease clearance and liquidity crisis

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 April 2021: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) granted Libyan…

The Libyan Tunisian Exhibition 23-25 May

The Libyan Tunisian Exhibition 23-25 May

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2021: The ‘‘Libyan Tunisian Economic Forum – Towards Linking…

Libya and Turkey to develop and activate 26 economic agreements – Libya to create economic and investment Roadmap and Free Trade Agreement

Libya and Turkey to develop and activate 26 economic agreements – Libya to create economic and investment Roadmap and Free Trade Agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 April 2021: Libya and Turkey are to review, develop and…

Tripoli Fuel Depot goes into operation for first time since 2014 militia coup fighting

Tripoli Fuel Depot goes into operation for first time since 2014 militia coup fighting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: Tripoli’s Airport Road Fuel Depot went into operation…

After 8,067 truckloads of rubbish, Bu Sleem temporary landfill still not empty – a clear case for recycling

After 8,067 truckloads of rubbish, Bu Sleem temporary landfill still not empty – a clear case for recycling

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: The state General Services Company announced yesterday that…

UNDP-supported Ubari airport expansion work starts – to enable arrival of larger aircraft

UNDP-supported Ubari airport expansion work starts – to enable arrival of larger aircraft

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2021: Ubari airport reported yesterday that implementing the works…

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