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China to build Solar Power Plant in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya's Eastern-based government, Abdullah al-Thani [Thinni], has laid the foundation stone for a new 100-MW solar power plant in Kufra. Built on a 200-hectares site, the project is being implemented a Chinese company. (Source: Tobruk-based Government)

Handover of Water Tank to Kufra Municipality

The European Union, Ministry of Local Governance and UNDP handover a water tank to Kufra Municipality As part of its efforts to support local authorities to restore security, livelihoods opportunities and essential services delivery, the Ministry of Local Governance, the European Union (EU), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over today a fully […]

UNSMIL Condemns Tezirbu Attack

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the deadly terrorist attack on Tezirbu, an oasis in the southeast of Libya, 250 kilometers northwest of Kufra. The Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL, resulted in at least eight civilians killed, nine injured, three abducted […]

Tebu and Zway Tribes reach Reconciliation Agreement in Kufra

Representatives from the Tebu and Zway tribes of Kufra District signed a Reconciliation Agreement after a two-day meeting in Tunis, organized by UNSMIL with the support of UNDP. The agreement sets out key principles for reconciliation that include freedom of movement, individual accountability for crimes, and equal access to services without discrimination. Participants to the […]

UNSMIL Concerned About Clashes in South

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is deeply concerned about the renewed clashes in southern Libya, particularly in the cities of Sabha, al-Kufra and Awbari, and calls for an immediate end to the violence. Reports indicate that the recent fighting in Sabha has resulted in scores of people killed, including three women and […]

Italian Company wins Kufra Airport Contract

Italian construction company Salini has won the contract to upgrade Kufra International Airport, according to Libya Herald. The contract to re-build of the airport’s main runway, the parallel driveway and the side driveways as well as the aircraft taxiing area and the airport’s lighting system, was originally signed in 2010 under the former regime. The […]

Kufra Radar Re-Activated

Libya Herald reports that a unit of army engineers has repaired and re-activated the Kufra radar defence system, which had been out of action for several years. The work took two weeks, and the system will be used to monitor Libyan border airspace and protect the Kufra area from threats or any suspicious movements. The […]


A Game-Changing Decision in Libya

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Libya has temporarily closed its borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria, and has declared emergency law in the seven southern regions of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. As it attempts to exercise its authority over the whole country, the General National Congress has decreed that these areas are […]