Watching and reading the mainstream news channels, we could be forgiven for thinking that everyone in North Africa spends their time demonstrating on the streets.
And while there is plenty to demonstrate about in many of these countries, it is easy to forget the fact that for many people and businesses, life still goes on pretty much as normal.
That is not to downplay the seriousness of the problems, or, in many cases, the need for reforms, but it is important to remember that what we see is often not the full story.
Readers of Libya Business News, on the other hand, will be aware that business is still being done and new opportunities are opening up -- you can read a selection of these in today's Newsletter.
If your business has struck a deal in the re-emerging Libya, please let us know by emailing us at Editor@libya-businessnews.com.