2017 Oil Production Target “Very Uncertain” – Sanalla

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that the increases in Libyan oil production over the summer have “created a media storm.” Asked about Libya’s fourfold rise in production since last year, and whether it has undermined efforts to shrink a worldwide oil glut, Mustafa Sanalla told the Financial […]

Hiftar’s Son hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. The son of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar] has hired a US lobbying firm to “provide political and strategic advocacy activities in the US Congress on behalf of the Hiftar family.” The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that Benghazi-based Khaled Khalifa Haftar, a Captain in the Libyan National Army (LNA), […]

International Criminal Court to Prioritise Libya

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda (pictured), has presented her 14th report on Libya to the United Nations Security Council. In her address to the UNSC, she said Libya will remain a priority for her Office in 2018. Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya, pursuant […]

UN calls EU policy on Migrants in Libya ‘Inhuman’

UN human rights chief: Suffering of migrants in Libya outrage to conscience of humanity The UN Human Rights chief today expressed dismay at the sharp increase in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya, saying the European Union’s policy of assisting the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept and return […]

Civil Society Orgs get Training on Conflict Resolution

In Tripoli, Libyan Civil Society Organizations Receive Training on Conflict Resolution, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation With the aim of enhancing civil society organizations (CSOs)’ capacities to engage in reconciliation efforts in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a two-day training from 07 to 08 […]

Corruption, Crime and Complacency in Libya

“Corruption is the scourge of countries trying to lift themselves out of poverty,” says the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in his latest blog. “It holds back investment that can create jobs. And it holds back the development of institutions in which the voice of the people can thrive. Libya was rated 170th out […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Supply and commissioning of Tug Boat — Harouge Oil Operation (HOO) Construction of New Fire Station at Brega — Sirte Oil Company Third Party Inspection Services — Mellitah Oil & Gas (Source: NOC)

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Consultant to develop a Study on the Causes and Consequences of Women’s Restriction of Movement and Expression, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Programme Assistant, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Governance and Community Empowerment Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) (Sourcse: UN)