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Libya’s Anti-Corruption Commission discusses recovery of corruptly obtained Libyan assets and funds

Libya’s Anti-Corruption Commission discusses recovery of corruptly obtained Libyan assets and funds

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 September 2020: Libya’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday reviewed and discussed the recovery of corruptly obtained state assets and looted funds as well…

Libya’s western-based army opens enrolment

Libya’s western-based army opens enrolment

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 September 2020: The Ministry of Defence of the internationally recognized Libyan government announced yesterday the opening of enrolment for those wishing to join…

UNSMIL welcomes important recommendations of Libyan police and military Egypt talks, hopes for final and lasting ceasefire agreement

UNSMIL welcomes important recommendations of Libyan police and military Egypt talks, hopes for final and lasting ceasefire agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 September 2020: Delegations representing the internationally recognized Libyan government and the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA), and comprising police and military officers,…

Launch of UN 2020 e-Government Survey in Arabic

Launch of UN 2020 e-Government Survey in Arabic

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 September 2020: To inform policies and strategies on digital government in the Arab region, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, the United Nations…

EU, UNODC and UNICRI launch anti-corruption and money laundering project in Libya

EU, UNODC and UNICRI launch anti-corruption and money laundering project in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 September 2020: The European Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Interregional Crime…

‘‘Positive and proactive attitude aimed at de-escalation’’ at Libya security and military talks in Egypt: UNSMIL

‘‘Positive and proactive attitude aimed at de-escalation’’ at Libya security and military talks in Egypt: UNSMIL

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 September 2020: UNSMIL has commended the positive and proactive attitude aimed at de-escalation of the situation in central Libya demonstrated at the security…

GECOL board member arrested on corruption charges

GECOL board member arrested on corruption charges

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 September 2020: Libya’s Tripoli based Interior Ministry, aligned to the internationally recognized government headed by Prime Minister Faiez Serraj, announced yesterday that it…

Gradual resumption of flights between Libya and Tunisia to resume gradually from October

Gradual resumption of flights between Libya and Tunisia to resume gradually from October

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 September 2020: Flights between Libya and Tunisia will resume in a gradual manner as of the beginning of October, the Libyan African Aviation…

Tripoli militia clashes underscore urgent need for much-needed militia DDR

Tripoli militia clashes underscore urgent need for much-needed militia DDR

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 September 2020: Yesterday’s militia clashes in Tripoli’s Tajura suburb underscores the urgent need for much-needed reform of the country’s militias, UNSMIL said. Both…

Tripoli militias clash in Tajura suburb, Serraj Defence Minister orders their dissolution and referral of commanders to Military Prosecutor

Tripoli militias clash in Tajura suburb, Serraj Defence Minister orders their dissolution and referral of commanders to Military Prosecutor

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 September 2020: Two militias recognized by the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli clashed on the borders of the eastern Tripoli suburb of…

Tripoli’s acute power cuts: some areas without power for four consecutive days – making life ‘‘unbearable’’

Tripoli’s acute power cuts: some areas without power for four consecutive days – making life ‘‘unbearable’’

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 September 2020: Some areas of Tripoli have been without electricity for four consecutive days, Tripoli resident Ali told Libya Herald this morning. He…

Berlin Economic Working Group discusses Libya electricity crisis

Berlin Economic Working Group discusses Libya electricity crisis

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 September 2020: UNSMIL reported today that on 23 September, Acting UN SRSG Stephanie Williams and the Ambassador-designate of the European Union to Libya,…

More road closures with burning tyres in protest at continued acute power cuts

More road closures with burning tyres in protest at continued acute power cuts

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: There were more road closures, mostly by youth, using burning tyres reported in Sug Juma, Tripoli and in Zliten – in…

Migrants in Libya decreased by 7 percent since March: IOM

Migrants in Libya decreased by 7 percent since March: IOM

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: The number of migrants in Libya has been decreasing since March this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in…

Libya’s Med Wave Shipping Agency distances itself from EU sanctioned Jordanian Med Wave Shipping

Libya’s Med Wave Shipping Agency distances itself from EU sanctioned Jordanian Med Wave Shipping

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: Libya’s Med Wave Shipping Agencies ( ‘‘شركة موجة المتوسط للتوكيلات الملاحية ’’ – often referred to in short as Med Wave Shipping…

Business

Labour Ministry agreement with Philippine Embassy on supply of workers

Labour Ministry agreement with Philippine Embassy on supply of workers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 September 2020: The Tripoli Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation yesterday…

Libyan tanker Badr continues to be illegally detained in Bulgaria since 2017 – despite court rulings

Libyan tanker Badr continues to be illegally detained in Bulgaria since 2017 – despite court rulings

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 September 2020: Libya’s state shipping company, the General National Maritime…

Siemens technicians arrive in Libya to conduct desperately needed maintenance to power stations: GECOL

Siemens technicians arrive in Libya to conduct desperately needed maintenance to power stations: GECOL

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 September 2020: A team of Siemens technicians has arrived at…

Sirte Oil Refinery resumes production on back of Maetig-Hafter agreement to resume Libya’s oil production-exports

Sirte Oil Refinery resumes production on back of Maetig-Hafter agreement to resume Libya’s oil production-exports

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 September 2020: Sirte Oil Company announced yesterday that it has…

Flights to oilfields allowed to resume by Hafter

Flights to oilfields allowed to resume by Hafter

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 September 2020: Flights to Libya’s eastern-based oilfields have been permitted…

Tunisian fruit shipments to Libya continue by sea freight, as land border trade remains blocked

Tunisian fruit shipments to Libya continue by sea freight, as land border trade remains blocked

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 September 2020: The first shipment of Tunisian fruit via sea…

Private sector Alhandasya implementing solar project at Tajura Centre for Solar Energy and Research

Private sector Alhandasya implementing solar project at Tajura Centre for Solar Energy and Research

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: Private sector Alhandasya company are implementing a model…

Private sector Al-Kindi Clinic opens in Tripoli – a welcomed addition to Libya’s beleaguered health system

Private sector Al-Kindi Clinic opens in Tripoli – a welcomed addition to Libya’s beleaguered health system

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: On 6 September, a brand-new private sector clinic…

Zallaf Oil surveys Atshan field, airstrip and future gas export line

Zallaf Oil surveys Atshan field, airstrip and future gas export line

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 September 2020: Zallaf Libya Oil and Gas reported yesterday that…

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