MSF warns of Healthcare Emergency in Libya

By John Lee. Staff from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders), who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya, found what they say was “a catastrophic medical situation among the people detained there“. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli, in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent […]

Oil Production could Double within 5 Yrs

By John Lee. IHS Markit reports that Libya’s oil liftings have been close to 960 thousand barrels per day (bpd) on average between early April and mid-June, with growth of almost 40 percent since the first quarter of this year. It says that Libya’s oil production could surpass 2 million bpd by the end of […]

Report on Religious Freedom in Libya

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Executive Summary The interim constitution states Islam is the state religion and sharia the principal source of legislation.  It accords non-Muslims the freedom to practice their religion and bans discrimination based on religion.  The activities of non-Muslims remained curtailed by legal prohibitions on the distribution or publication of information aimed at […]

LISCO planning $1bn Tender

By John Lee. The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) is reportedly planning to announce a $1-billion tender next month to build two new plants. Chairman Mohamed al-Faqih also told Reuters that the company has started exporting to Algeria, and aims to increase production this year. For the new plants, al-Faqih said Lisco is targeting […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Finance Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) WASH Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Communication Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Programme Assistant, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Project Manager, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Volunteer, WFP – World Food […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Tripoli Death Toll now over 700

By John Lee. At least 739 people have been killed, including 41 civilians, and 4,407 wounded, including 137 civilians, since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

Battle for Tripoli destined to grind on

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Battle for Tripoli appears destined to grind on in Libya Despite repeated diplomatic setbacks and heavy fighting among rival forces near Tripoli, UN envoy Ghassan Salame‬⁩ met over the weekend with Libyan National Army (LNA) […]