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CBL Governor meets Head of Crisis Group

By John Lee. The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Saddek Omar Elkaber, has met with Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Head of the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Thursday at his office in Tripoli. They discussed the effects of the economic and financial problems facing Libya, and practical solutions to alleviate the daily suffering of […]

Italian Embassy Reopens in Tripoli

Italy is reopen its embassy in Tripoli. In a statement on Monday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said: “After two years, Italy will again become operational in Libya with an ambassador scheduled to present letters of credence to the local government tomorrow. "The reopening of the embassy in Tripoli is a very important sign of friendship […]

The Libyan Political Agreement: Time for a Reset

The UN-brokered peace process in Libya has stalled, leaving unresolved pressing issues like worsening living conditions, control of oil facilities, people-smuggling, and the struggle against jihadist groups. A new report on Friday from the International Crisis Group says new negotiations are needed to engage key actors who have been excluded so far: "The absence of […]

Panel Discussion: Can Libya Step Back from the Abyss?

Panel Discussion: Can Libya Step Back from the Abyss? Chatham House, London 16th March, 2016, 18:00-19:00 Participants Mary Fitzgerald, Journalist Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst, Libya, International Crisis Group Wolfram Lacher, Middle East and Africa Associate, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Chair: Elham Saudi, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme and Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham […]

Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth

Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth, says a report from the International Crisis Group. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions. Combined with runaway spending due to corruption and dwindling revenue […]

Does Federalism Have a Future?

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Is federalism a force to be reckoned with in Libya, or just a distraction from the real work of establishing state control and agreeing a constitution? Last week the Southern region of Fezzan declared itself an autonomous federal province, just as Cyrenaica in the East had done previously. While tribal identity is […]