Possible Reopening of Iraqi Embassy in Libya

2021-02-10 00:51:33
By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has met with the Foreign Minister of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, on the sidelines a meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Minister Hussein congratulated his Libyan counterpart on the occasion of announcing the results of the formation of the […]
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Libyan Parties Agree on Unified National Budget

2021-02-09 00:22:41
Libyan parties agree on a two-month unified National Budget and Work to Address the Banking Crisis This week, two important decisions were taken that will positively affect the economy and create momentum towards unifying the national financial institutions. On 3 February 2021, the Council of Ministers promulgated a two-month interim budget for 2021. This is […]
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Video: Will Libyan Peace Attempt Succeed?

2021-02-09 00:21:30
From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's warring sides have agreed to form an interim government until elections in December. It's the result of a UN-mediated process to bring together two rival governments and resolve 10 years of war. […]
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NOC looks fwd to Investment from UK Energy Firms

2021-02-08 23:52:54
By John Lee. On 4th February the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, received the United Kingdom Ambassador to Libya, Nicholas Hopton, and his delegation at the NOC headquarters in Tripoli. According to a statement from the NOC, a number of topics were discussed, most notably the need to maintain the independence […]
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New Career Opportunities in Libya

2021-02-08 23:51:48
By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Driver, WFP - World Food Programme Humanitarian Access & Security Manager, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) Operational Support and Capacity Building for CCMCE / Council Elections, Transtec Country Security Manager, International Medical Corps (IMC) (Source: UN)

LPDF produces New Interim Govt for Libya

2021-02-07 19:01:12
By John Lee. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) has selected "List 3" to form the new interim Presidency Council of Libya. The list includes Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah (pictured), who will serve as the new interim Prime Minister; eastern-based Mohammad Younes Menfi, who will become the new President; along with Musa al-Koni (South) and […]

Tripoli University signs MoU with Indian Uni

2021-02-06 01:51:58
By John Lee. The University of Tripoli has reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's Medi-Caps University, with the aim of enhancing academic cooperation and research activities. Full story here. (Source: NYOOOZ)

LPDF moves to 2nd Round of Voting

2021-02-05 19:13:59
The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum moves to the second round of vote on the lists of Presidency Council and Prime Minister Candidates The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members cast their votes this morning for the four lists of candidates for the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister positions, which were submitted yesterday and met the […]

Lists of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM

2021-02-05 11:45:29
UNSMIL announces the lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Friday morning that it has received four lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, which were submitted by the specified […]

Pakistan "must Exploit Huge Potential of Libya"

2021-02-05 00:48:53
By John Lee. The Pakistani Ambassador to Libya has reportedly said that his country should exploit the huge potential for reconstruction in Libya. Major General (retired) Rashad Jeved Hilal-i-Imtiaz is quoted as telling Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) that the elections expected on December 24 will usher a new era of reconstruction, with […]

UNSMIL welcomes the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte

2021-02-05 00:48:48
UNSMIL welcomes the 7th round of the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte UNSMIL welcomes the convening of the 7th round of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) at its Headquarters in Sirte, from 4 to 7 February, to continue the planning for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed on 23 October 2020 in Geneva. […]

Libya receives Shipment of 4,000 Cars from S Korea

2021-02-04 01:52:08
By John Lee. CEVA Logistics has said on Wednesday that it has successfully completed a full RORO charter for almost 4,000 cars between South Korea and Libya. The company, which is part of the French-based CMA CGM Group, loaded the cargo of cars, SUVs and small trucks at Incheon in early January. It's press release […]

UNICEF Concerned over Water situation in Libya

2021-02-04 01:51:57
Over 4 million people, including 1.5 million children, will face imminent water problems if immediate solutions are not found and implemented. The prolonged crisis has left the sector facing great challenges, leading to a significant decline in services. This is mainly attributed to the lack of required budgets for the purchase of equipment, operational materials […]

Atlantic Council: Preventing Partition in Libya

2021-02-03 19:47:47
By Will O'Brien, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Preventing partition: The case against a diplomatic band-aid in Libya As the civil war in Libya approaches the decade mark, many in the international community and certain segments of […]

Day 2 of Geneva LPDF: Presidency Council Vote Inconclusive

2021-02-03 01:51:18
On Tuesday, on the second day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting in Switzerland, which has convened to select a temporary unified executive authority to take Libya to national elections on 24 December 2021, the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum cast their votes for members of the Presidency Council. The voting […]

New Gas-Fired Power Plant for Zliten

2021-02-02 00:31:10
By John Lee. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has reportedly announced plans to build a new gas-fired power plant in Zliten. According to Construction Review Online, the $134-million project will be completed within the next five months, and include the installation of four 41-MW turbines. More here. (Source: Construction Review Online)

Latest Oil Tenders

2021-02-02 00:31:01
By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Diesel engine, alternator, generator control panel, Harouge Oil Operations Construction of the extension of the existing core samples store at Ghanfooda- Project No: O-61, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Integrated Geological Modelling and Reservoir Simulation Study of Magid [Majid] Field, Arabian Gulf Oil […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

2021-02-02 00:30:45
By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Country Programme Coordinator, INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus Programs & Operations Manager, INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus Senior Programme Associate, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Senior Programme Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees IT Assistant, Danish […]

Building Peace through Subnational Governance: The Case of Libya

2021-02-01 23:53:23
By Simona Ross, Stefan Wolff, and Alexandre Marc, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya Amidst the pandemic and an unprecedented economic downturn, millions of people continue to face […]

Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Libya

2021-02-01 23:53:14
UNDP, UNSMIL and Ministry of Interior join efforts to respond to Gender-Based Violence in Libya Investigating Police Officers from the Tripoli Security Directorate and representatives of the Women's Police Department  and the Family and Child Protection Unit within the Tripoli Security Directorate are gaining skills to integrate a gender perspective into their work, with a view to preventing and addressing […]

List of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM Positions

2021-01-30 21:15:47
Following the closing of the one-week period on 28 January for the submission of nominations for the executive authority positions, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces below the list of candidates for the Presidency Council and Prime Minister positions as according to the original Arabic alphabetical order. The Mission extends its heartfelt […]

NOC to open Hub in London

2021-01-29 20:27:36
London hub to play central role in Libya's oil expansion The Times reports that Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is to open a hub in London in March or April, that it says will award major consultancy and asset management contracts over the coming years to British companies. Click here to read the full story […]

Oil Production Resumes at Faregh Field

2021-01-28 23:51:09
By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the restart of production at Waha Oil Company (WOC)'s Faregh field on Thursday, nearly a year after it was shut down due to the closure of oil terminals in January 2020. After lifting the force majeure in September 2020, Waha began what it describes as difficult […]

Williams: Blatant Foreign Interference in Libya

2021-01-28 23:50:59
28th January: Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya Stephanie Williams Briefing to the Security Council Mr. President, (Ambassador Mr. Tarek Ladeb, Tunisia), Members of the Security Council, I wish to congratulate Tunisia for assuming the Presidency of the Council for the month of January. This month marks one year since Chancellor Merkel […]

The Arab Spring 10 Years On

2021-01-27 18:50:36
By Dr Georges Fahmi, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Arab Spring 10 Years On While the Arab Spring is not over, the moment of 2011 is. Click here to read the […]