GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Libya Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in the country, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of […]

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Libya

According to a report from Amnesty International, rival government forces and other armed groups and militias committed serious violations of international law and abuses of human rights with impunity in Libya. All sides to the conflict carried out indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians, forcing thousands to become internally displaced and causing a humanitarian crisis. […]

UK Trade Mission visits AGOCO

By John Lee. A trade mission organised by the UK’s Middle East Association (MEA) has met with the senior management of Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) in Benghazi, including Chairman Mohamed Shatwan. The meeting included discussions on environmental issues, training, the availability of UK visas, and the supply of materials and equipment. Among the […]

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Explained

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued the following helpful primer on the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL): Quick Facts: Grantee: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Program Duration: October 2016–September 2017 Total Donor Funding Pledged: $31 million USAID Contribution: $2 million Description:  Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National […]

Russia’s Rosneft signs Oil Deal with NOC

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Rosneft of Russia have signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement that lays the groundwork for investment by Rosneft in Libya’s oil sector. The agreement was signed in London by NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin at the margins of London’s International Petroleum Week, a gathering that brings […]

GNA Requests Support from NATO

By John Lee. The NATO Secretary-General said on Thursday that he had received a new request from Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military. Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told a news conference: “We have said for some time that we are ready to help Libya. But of course any NATO […]

Serraj: Russia a possible Intermediary with Haftar

By John Lee. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country. Fayez Serraj told Reuters that Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar, who was recently a guest on the Russian […]

New Tenders from National Oil Corporation

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new career opportunities in Libya: Fog/jet fixed monitors (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Twin-agent firefighting units (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Electric motorized valves (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Engineering Services for Sarir/Messla/Majad Electrical Network (K-47), Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) […]