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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…

Libya’s February oil revenues down 69 percent; NOC calls for immediate end to illegal oil blockade and on state to reduce expenses

Libya’s February oil revenues down 69 percent; NOC calls for immediate end to illegal oil blockade and on state to reduce expenses

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 March 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported that February 2020 hydrocarbon revenues were approximately US$ 555 million, a decrease of around…

Another night of intensive bombing of Tripoli in total disregard for agreed ‘‘humanitarian pause’’ and anti Covid19 efforts; UNSMIL strongly condemns violations

Another night of intensive bombing of Tripoli in total disregard for agreed ‘‘humanitarian pause’’ and anti Covid19 efforts; UNSMIL strongly condemns violations

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 March 2020: Tripoli experienced another night of intense bombing last night of its civilian areas. Residents reported they were unable to sleep all…

Libya’s first Coronavirus case confirmed last night

Libya’s first Coronavirus case confirmed last night

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 March 2020: Libya’s first Coronavirus (Covid19) case was confirmed late last night by the Health Minister of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli.…

Libya’s anti Coronavirus efforts continue; still no cases officially reported

Libya’s anti Coronavirus efforts continue; still no cases officially reported

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 March 2020: Libya’s apparent anti Coronavirus (Covid19) efforts continued across the country as a partial curfew kicked in in the west and south,…

Tripoli fighting continues in total disregard for agreed ‘‘humanitarian pause’’ to fight Covid19: UNSMIL strongly condemns violations

Tripoli fighting continues in total disregard for agreed ‘‘humanitarian pause’’ to fight Covid19: UNSMIL strongly condemns violations

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 March 2020: Fighting around Tripoli has continued over the last few days in total disregard for the ‘‘humanitarian pause’’ agreed by both combatants…

Libya’s internationally recognized government ramps up anti corona virus measures: declares curfew and establishes quarantine centre

Libya’s internationally recognized government ramps up anti corona virus measures: declares curfew and establishes quarantine centre

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 March 2020: Libya’s internationally recognized government, led by Faiez Serraj and based in Tripoli, declared a general country-wide curfew which commenced today. The…

UNSMIL welcomes positive responses by fighting Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UNSMIL welcomes positive responses by fighting Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 March 2020: UNSMIL welcomed today what it called ‘‘the positive responses’’ by both the fighting Libyan parties to calls for a humanitarian pause…

Business

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…

Libya’s Sirt Oil successfully defends arbitration case against India’s Punj Lloyd – awarded US$ 5 million

Libya’s Sirt Oil successfully defends arbitration case against India’s Punj Lloyd – awarded US$ 5 million

By Sami Zaptia. London, 3 March 2020: Libya’s Sirte Oil Company reported yesterday that it…

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