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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…

Libyan government announces partial curfew from 6pm to 6am in hotspots and continues vaccination drive due to increased rate of coronavirus infections

Libyan government announces partial curfew from 6pm to 6am in hotspots and continues vaccination drive due to increased rate of coronavirus infections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: The Libyan government announced a partial curfew yesterday from 6pm to 6 am but left it to the Health Ministry to…

30 Libyan children to be treated for cleft in Egypt for free

30 Libyan children to be treated for cleft in Egypt for free

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: Libya’s Ministry of Health reported yesterday that the first set of Libyan children set off from Benghazi’s Benina airport to Egypt…

HoR Committee arrives in Rome for four-day deliberations on election laws

HoR Committee arrives in Rome for four-day deliberations on election laws

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: The Official Spokesperson for the House of Representatives, Abdalla Belheeg, announced yesterday that the Elections Laws House of Representatives Committee arrived…

Central Tripoli militia clashes – Interior Ministry says security situation is stable

Central Tripoli militia clashes – Interior Ministry says security situation is stable

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 July 2021: Libya’s Interior Ministry said today that it is investigating yesterday’s central Tripoli militia clashes. In the Libyan government’s first comment on…

LISCO ramps up oxygen production to meet Coronavirus crisis demand

LISCO ramps up oxygen production to meet Coronavirus crisis demand

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 July 2021: The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) assured the Libyan public yesterday that its production of (medical) oxygen is very stable,…

Over 51,000 new voters recorded on the electoral register

Over 51,000 new voters recorded on the electoral register

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 July 2021: Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) reported today that 51,569 new voters have enrolled on the voter register up to yesterday…

Consignment of 500,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Tripoli

Consignment of 500,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 July 2021: A consignment of 500,000 doses of Sputnik V anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrived by plane at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport yesterday, the Health Ministry…

Attorney General files cases against 55 IS members arrested in Sirte for 771 murders and 4,919 attempted murders

Attorney General files cases against 55 IS members arrested in Sirte for 771 murders and 4,919 attempted murders

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 July 2021: Libya’s Attorney General announced files criminal cases accusing 54 IS members arrested in Sirte and its surroundings. The various charges include…

Continued attacks threaten collapse of entire system and interruption of water supply to most cities: Manmade River Project

Continued attacks threaten collapse of entire system and interruption of water supply to most cities: Manmade River Project

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 July 2021: Continuing attacks, theft and vandalism on (Hasawna) Manmade River water (MMR) wells threaten the collapse of the entire system and interruption…

Business

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…

Second Libya International Exhibition for Fish, Marine Products and Fishing to be held in Khoms from 24-26 August

Second Libya International Exhibition for Fish, Marine Products and Fishing to be held in Khoms from 24-26 August

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: The Libyan Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) yesterday announced…

High level UAE business delegation visits Tripoli, MoU signed between Chambers

High level UAE business delegation visits Tripoli, MoU signed between Chambers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 July 2021: The head of the Libyan General Union of…

Prime Minister Aldabaiba joins Ambassador Norland for AmCham roundtable

Prime Minister Aldabaiba joins Ambassador Norland for AmCham roundtable

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: Libyan prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba joined U.S.…

Libya’s state Hatif Libya signs contract with U.S. Infinera to upgrade fibre optic network

Libya’s state Hatif Libya signs contract with U.S. Infinera to upgrade fibre optic network

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 July 2021: Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba oversaw the…

Libya’s unemployment stats are inaccurate says Labour Minister

Libya’s unemployment stats are inaccurate says Labour Minister

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 July 2021: Libya’s Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Ali Al-Abed,…

Economy Ministry discusses with German Chargé d’Affaires resumption of work by German companies in Libya

Economy Ministry discusses with German Chargé d’Affaires resumption of work by German companies in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 July 2021: The Ministry of Economy and Trade discussed with…

Turkish exports to Libya reach US$ 1.2 bn – up by 72.3 percent to June

Turkish exports to Libya reach US$ 1.2 bn – up by 72.3 percent to June

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 July 2021: Mortaza Karanfil, head of the Turkish-Libyan Business Council…

Libya International Conference for Investment and Sustainable Development to be held to increase Libyan exports

Libya International Conference for Investment and Sustainable Development to be held to increase Libyan exports

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 July 2021: Tripoli Chamber of Commerce reported today that it…

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