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Closure of Local Governance Programme

Closure of the Libya Local Governance and Stabilization EU Programme The closing conference of the Libya Local Governance and Stabilization Program entitled “Efficient Municipalities for Prosperous Cities” was held on 12 June. This program is funded by the European Union and supported by the Government of the Netherlands. Attended by representatives of local authorities and […]

Italy gives UNICEF in Libya EUR 2m

By John Lee. The Italian foreign ministry has reportedly approved 2 million euros in funds from the Africa Fund to UNICEF for child protection in Libya. Part of the funds will be used to improve the hygiene and healthcare conditions in the Tripoli area, according to a report from ANSAmed. The project provides for the […]

UN Extends Arms Embargo on Libya

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution 2473 (2019) to extend the arms embargo on Libya for another year. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here. (Source: UN)

Refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in Detention Centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville (pictured) expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are being detained in the capital Tripoli and elsewhere. He explained that at the Zintan facility south of Tripoli, 22 people had died of tuberculosis – which is preventable – and […]

Wintershall Dea sees Risks to Libyan Production

By John Lee. The CEO of Germany’s Wintershall Dea has said that the current instability in Libya presents a significant risk to the company’s on-shore production. On the sidelines of the 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019), Mario Mehren (pictured) told TASS: “We have offshore production that has the advantage of being offshore so […]

Bahr Essalam recovery operation saves $23m

By John Lee. The Mellitah Oil and Gas Company (MOG), a National Oil Corporation (NOC) operating company, has successfully performed a ‘fishing operation’ to recover a production string stuck in the CE02 well of Libya’s largest producing offshore gas field – Bahr Essalam. The 24-day operation was conducted by a drilling team from MOG’s gas […]

Raguba Development Well adds Oil Capacity

By John Lee. The Sirte Oil Company (SOC), a fully-owned subsidiary of the National Oil Company (NOC), has successfully completed testing of development well E 111-20, located in the Raguba oil field. The well will add 1102 barrels per day (bpd) to local production. Development testing, concluded on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, utilised a mobile […]

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 […]