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HoR swears in new Central Bank Governor

By John Lee. Libya's eastern-based House of Representatives (HOR) has reportedy sworn in a new governor for its Bayda-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL). Mohamed Shukri was appointed in opposition to the Tripoli-based governor Sadiq al-Kabir, who continues to have the support of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Following the ceremony on Monday, […]

4 Libyan Oilfields Close

By John Lee. A report from Middle East Eye claims that workers have been evacuated from four Libyan oilfields in the Merada oil basin, and employees in a fifth are striking, over fears of attacks from the so-called Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). The Bayda, Tibisti, Samah and Waha oilfields were reportedly shut […]