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Amidst acute power cuts and high demand for generator fuel: NOC forced to distribute diesel directly in public squares to circumvent black-market racketeering

Amidst acute power cuts and high demand for generator fuel: NOC forced to distribute diesel directly in public squares to circumvent black-market racketeering

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 August 2020: Amidst continuing acute mid-summer power cuts and high demand for diesel to run generators, the National Oil Corporation’s Brega distribution company…

U.S. sanctions against oil smugglers receives Libyan welcome

U.S. sanctions against oil smugglers receives Libyan welcome

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 August 2020: The U.S. imposition of sanctions on Thursday against Libyan and Maltese smugglers of its oil has received positive Libyan acclaim. Fathi…

West and east Libya agreement on need for de-escalation and dialogue: U.S.

West and east Libya agreement on need for de-escalation and dialogue: U.S.

By Sami Zaptia.   London, 8 August 2020: The U.S reported yesterday that there is agreement between the contesting sides of western and eastern Libya on the need…

As Libya’s Coronavirus spirals out of control: Libya’s curfew extended, masks made mandatory, fines to be imposed for public and shopkeepers

As Libya’s Coronavirus spirals out of control: Libya’s curfew extended, masks made mandatory, fines to be imposed for public and shopkeepers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: As the spread of Libya’s Coronavirus seems to be out of control, the Tripoli government extended the existing curfew for another…

New record high of 404 Coronavirus cases as Libya’s pandemic continues to spiral out of control

New record high of 404 Coronavirus cases as Libya’s pandemic continues to spiral out of control

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: Libya’s Coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming pace with social, political, and economic consequences. The Tripoli Libyan government extends the…

Increased Turkish, Maltese Italian diplomacy with Libya – the development of a new tripartite relationship as Italy attempts to pushback?

Increased Turkish, Maltese Italian diplomacy with Libya – the development of a new tripartite relationship as Italy attempts to pushback?

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: Turkish-Maltese relations have developed over the issue of Libya recently. Some analysts choose to see this as another example of further…

Libya, Malta and Turkish Foreign Ministers discuss in Tripoli latest Libya developments and cooperation between them

Libya, Malta and Turkish Foreign Ministers discuss in Tripoli latest Libya developments and cooperation between them

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: Foreign Ministers from Libya, Malta (Evarist Bartolo) and Turkey (Mevlut Cavusoglu) met in Tripoli yesterday to discuss the latest developments in…

EU mobilises Euro 20 million for Libya’s Coronavirus efforts

EU mobilises Euro 20 million for Libya’s Coronavirus efforts

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 August 2020: The EU reported on Tuesday that as part of its global response to the coronavirus pandemic it has mobilised €20 million…

U.S. imposes financial sanctions on Libyans, Maltese company and vessel for smuggling fuel and drugs

U.S. imposes financial sanctions on Libyans, Maltese company and vessel for smuggling fuel and drugs

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 August 2020: In a statement sent directly to Libya Herald by the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, the United States announced today that it…

As Libya’s pandemic seems to be out of control, Libyan health authorities reveal exhaustion of Coronavirus testing materials

As Libya’s pandemic seems to be out of control, Libyan health authorities reveal exhaustion of Coronavirus testing materials

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 August 2020: The National Centre for Disease Control revealed that Coronavirus testing materials have run out, leading to the suspension of work within…

White House calls for demilitarized solution for Sirte-Jufra ceasefire line and immediate reopening of Libya’s oil sector

White House calls for demilitarized solution for Sirte-Jufra ceasefire line and immediate reopening of Libya’s oil sector

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 August 2020: The White House yesterday called for a demilitarized solution at Libya’s Sirte-Jufra de facto ceasefire line and an immediate reopening of…

226 new cases and 10 deaths as Coronavirus cases pass the 4,000 mark – Is Libya’s Coronavirus pandemic out of control?

226 new cases and 10 deaths as Coronavirus cases pass the 4,000 mark – Is Libya’s Coronavirus pandemic out of control?

By Sami Zaptia. London, 4 August 2020: Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 226 news Coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths today. This brings the new…

Misrata airport closed after fire, Mitiga to reopen on 9 August – as Maltese inspection delegation considers flight resumption

Misrata airport closed after fire, Mitiga to reopen on 9 August – as Maltese inspection delegation considers flight resumption

By Sami Zaptia. London, 4 August 2020: Libya’s Airports Authority announced today that Tripoli’s Mitiga airport will reopen next Sunday 9 August. Mitiga was scheduled for reopening anyway…

GECOL thanks Joint Force for securing its power stations from militias – Libya still a militia state?

GECOL thanks Joint Force for securing its power stations from militias – Libya still a militia state?

By Sami Zaptia. London, 4 August 2020: Libya’s state monopoly, the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), thanked the Joint (Security) Force on Sunday for their efforts in…

Libya’s Tripoli Interior Ministry launches ‘‘Al-Dakhilia’’mobile App for reporting law breakers

Libya’s Tripoli Interior Ministry launches ‘‘Al-Dakhilia’’mobile App for reporting law breakers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 4 August 2020: Libya’s Tripoli Interior Ministry launched its Al-Dakhilia (the interior ministry) Mobile Application (App). The App was announced at a press conference…

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Libya and Malta discuss flight resumption, aircraft registration, air navigation, training, and visas

Libya and Malta discuss flight resumption, aircraft registration, air navigation, training, and visas

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: Libya and Malta discussed the possibility of commercial…

Anti Money Laundering Committee discusses Libya’s forthcoming system assessment

Anti Money Laundering Committee discusses Libya’s forthcoming system assessment

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 August 2020: Libya’s Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing National…

Germany’s GIZ launches Libya IT sector survey to assess employment potential, identify training gaps

Germany’s GIZ launches Libya IT sector survey to assess employment potential, identify training gaps

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 August 2020: Germany’s GIZ Libya launched an IT sector survey…

Eastern Health Ministry calls on Benghazi port to enforce social distancing and the wearing of face masks

Eastern Health Ministry calls on Benghazi port to enforce social distancing and the wearing of face masks

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 August 2020: The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of…

Tripoli Chamber and EU4PSL launch survey to identify private sector needs and difficulties

Tripoli Chamber and EU4PSL launch survey to identify private sector needs and difficulties

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 August 2020: Tripoli’s Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that, together…

Tajura hospitals’ project: preliminary designs adopted

Tajura hospitals’ project: preliminary designs adopted

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Monopoly and speculation lead to unprecedented local cement price rise – as Libya seeks post-war reconstruction

Monopoly and speculation lead to unprecedented local cement price rise – as Libya seeks post-war reconstruction

By Sami Zaptia. London, 4 August 2020: The price of local cement has risen to…

New cars and trucks direct RoRo shipping service from Antwerp to Misrata and Benghazi

New cars and trucks direct RoRo shipping service from Antwerp to Misrata and Benghazi

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 July 2020: A new direct Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) shipping service…

Libya’s oil revenues down to US$ 46 million in June: NOC

Libya’s oil revenues down to US$ 46 million in June: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 July 2020: NOC reports revenues for June 2020 Libya’s state…

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