UN Trains HNEC Staff in Logistical Support Skills

UNSMIL and UNDP Train HNEC Staff in logistical support skills Twenty four electoral staff from Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) completed today a workshop on Logistical support in electoral operations administered by the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which brings together resources from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The training […]

Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya

IOM and UNHCR coordinate Technical Workshop on Saving Lives at Sea in Libya The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a Technical workshop and coordination meeting for Libyan partners on saving lives of migrants at sea on 24-25 May in Tunis. The third of its kind […]

Video: Libya Elects first Student Union since Gaddafi

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. After more than four decades, students in Libya have elected a national student body. Student unions were banned under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi and its leaders were publicly executed. Student representatives are hoping […]

Libya Faces “Biggest Devaluation Since 2002”

Bloomberg reports that Libyan authorities are considering the largest currency devaluation in more than a decade. in an attempt to repair finances battered by conflict and the plunge in crude prices. Ali Jihani, a senior official with the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) based in eastern Libya, told the news agency that the dinar may […]

Video: 135 Rescued by Oil Tanker off Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Workers on a Libyan oil tanker helped to rescue 135 people from boats in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, hours after coastguards detained 550 would-be migrants headed for Europe:

Video: Refugee Boat Capsizes off Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. More refugees are trying to reach Europe from Libya in dangerous and overcrowded boats. On Wednesday, the Italian navy said it rescued 550 people from one boat that started tipping over as the operation […]

Weekly Security Report by SNE Special Projects 24 May 2016

As the fallout from last week’s international meeting in Vienna becomes public it appears that after much deliberation, the international community has indicated that it is considering the lifting of the arms embargo which was imposed on Libya in 2011.   As the power struggle continues between the east and western governments, the question remains […]