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Weekly Security Report by SNE 28 October 2014 APR Energy Libya Ops Run Normally Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights New Report on Hybrid Security Sector
 
Weekly Security Report by SNE 28 October 2014

Weekly Security Report by SNE 28 October 2014

The situation in Tripoli is still stable with a sustained period of calm and peace now under the Libya Dawn / Misrata Militia forces group, however the threat of an offensive by the Zintani led pro HoR forces still remain a threat even though SNE operatives on the ground in Tripoli are seeing little movement […]

APR Energy Libya Ops Run Normally

APR Energy Libya Ops Run Normally

APR Energy says its operations in Libya continue to run normally, and the company is being paid on schedule. In Monday’s Interim Management Statement, Laurence Anderson (pictured), Chief Executive Officer, said: “While conditions in Libya remain challenging, the Group’s Libyan operations continue to run normally and profitably. “Our customer continues to make payments in accordance […]

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines has reportedly re-started its daily flight from Istanbul to Misrata, 200km to the east of Tripoli. Special envoy to Libya Emrullah Isler said the airline is also considering routes to the eastern cities Tobruk and Bayda. Regarding the political situation in Libya, Reuters reports Isler as saying that Turkey was prepared to play […]

New Report on Hybrid Security Sector

New Report on Hybrid Security Sector

A new paper just published utilizes field-based research and interviews in order to examine the rise and fall of hybrid security sector institutions in Libya. The report — Politics by Other Means: Conflicting Interests in Libya’s Security Sector, by Wolfram Lacher (pictured) and Peter Cole — focuses on three major institutions in particular: the army, the […]

Weekly Security Report by SNE 28 October 2014

Weekly Security Report by SNE 28 October 2014

28 October 2014

The situation in Tripoli is still stable with a sustained period of calm and peace now under the Libya Dawn / Misrata Militia forces group, however the threat of an offensive by the Zintani led pro HoR forces still remain a threat even though SNE operatives on the ground in Tripoli are seeing little movement […]

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APR Energy Libya Ops Run Normally

APR Energy Libya Ops Run Normally

28 October 2014

APR Energy says its operations in Libya continue to run normally, and the company is being paid on schedule. In Monday’s Interim Management Statement, Laurence Anderson (pictured), Chief Executive Officer, said: “While conditions in Libya remain challenging, the Group’s Libyan operations continue to run normally and profitably. “Our customer continues to make payments in accordance […]

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Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

28 October 2014

Turkish Airlines has reportedly re-started its daily flight from Istanbul to Misrata, 200km to the east of Tripoli. Special envoy to Libya Emrullah Isler said the airline is also considering routes to the eastern cities Tobruk and Bayda. Regarding the political situation in Libya, Reuters reports Isler as saying that Turkey was prepared to play […]

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New Report on Hybrid Security Sector

New Report on Hybrid Security Sector

28 October 2014

A new paper just published utilizes field-based research and interviews in order to examine the rise and fall of hybrid security sector institutions in Libya. The report — Politics by Other Means: Conflicting Interests in Libya’s Security Sector, by Wolfram Lacher (pictured) and Peter Cole — focuses on three major institutions in particular: the army, the […]

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Libyan Economy to Shrink in 2014

Libyan Economy to Shrink in 2014

28 October 2014

By John Lee. A new report from the International Monetary Fund says that Libya’s economy is expected to shrink by 19.8 percent this year as a result of the security crisis in the country. This follows a 13.6 percent fall in GDP in 2013. A growth rate of 15 percent is predicted for 2015. Inflation […]

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Leon Meets with House of Representatives

Leon Meets with House of Representatives

28 October 2014

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, spoke to the media after a meeting with the House of Representatives’ members and its president in Tobruk today (Monday): We have just finished fruitful exchange of views in order to discuss the agenda of the political process that was agreed in Ghadames. We […]

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BurgerFuel Drops Plans for Libya

BurgerFuel Drops Plans for Libya

28 October 2014

By John Lee. New Zealand-owned fast food outlet BurgerFuel has reportedly stopped plans to open in Libya, as a result of the civil war in the country. According to TVNZ, CEO Josef Roberts has also told shareholders that the company has also suspended its operations in Iraq. (Source: TVNZ)

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Deputy PM in UAE for Talks

Deputy PM in UAE for Talks

28 October 2014

First Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Security Affairs, Almahdi Hassan Muftah Allabad, led a delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday for talks with officials there about Emirati support to help Libya in its current situation. During the visit, he held talks in Abu Dhabi with with Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al […]

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Egypt Sees ISIL Threat to Libyan Oil

Egypt Sees ISIL Threat to Libyan Oil

28 October 2014

Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian foreign minister, has reportedly said that Libya’s  natural resources represent a very large pool of wealth and funding that will fund terrorist activity. He told The Telegraph: “You see [Isil] in Iraq utilising petrol and the black market and in Libya this is a danger that will have a big impact […]

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Malta Denies Agreement for Libyan Media

Malta Denies Agreement for Libyan Media

28 October 2014

A spokesperson for Malta’s Home Affairs Ministry has denied that an agreement was signed for Libyan radio and television stations to start broadcasting from Malta, according to a report from MaltaToday. The agreement had been reported by Libya Herald, quoting the head of the Media and Culture Authority, Omar Al-Guweri. (Source: MaltaToday) (Map image via […]

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Now 2 State News Agencies

Now 2 State News Agencies

28 October 2014

The Libyan government said on Monday it would launch a new state news agency to replace the one seized by armed factions loyal to the old General National Congress. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni’s [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) administration will call the new state agency Lana, the same name as the previous news agency. The new agency’s […]

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Cameroon: Libya Oil Join SCDP Board

Cameroon: Libya Oil Join SCDP Board

28 October 2014

By John Lee. Oil products distributor Libya Oil, which bought Exxon-Mobil’s network in Cameroon, has just officially joined the board of Société Camerounaise des Dépôts Pétroliers (SCDP). With 51 percent owned by the State of Cameroon, the rest of SCDP’s capital is shared among oil product distributors in Cameroon, some of which are on the […]

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