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A follow-up business visit

This is just an update on my recent visit to Libya. I met the Ministry of Education officials again and received a warm reception.  The Head of Vocational Education colleges asked me to visit six colleges in the Tripoli area so I now have some ideas for him on prioritising recovery work and how it […]

The business outlook

When will be the best time for a multi-sector trade promotion mission from Britainto go to Libya? To find the answer to that question a small group from the Libyan British Business Council of which I am a deputy chairman spent last week in Libya, my own first visit since the revolution. My main impressions […]

Jordan to train 10,000 Libyan ex-rebels

Libya will send 10,000 former rebels who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to Jordan for training in order to integrate them into the interior ministry, a senior official told AFP. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding for the training of 10,000 “thuwar” (revolutionaries), ministry spokesman General Abdelmonem al-Tunsi said. As per the text […]

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Libyan police forces to be trained in Turkish academies

Turkey has started negotiations with Libya to begin training the country’s police force, which is being rebuilt after Libya’s violent revolution that began in February 2011 and ended the 42-year dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. A delegation from the Turkish General Directorate of Security, headed by Deputy National Police Chief Ahmet Pek, traveled to the Libyan […]

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Trade boom with Libya on Lebanon’s horizon

Libya’s recent decision to lift its economic embargo on Lebanon will boost bilateral trade and open up opportunities for businesses in Libya’s reconstruction and energy sectors, experts said. A statement issued by the newly appointed Libyan Cabinet announced the decision earlier this week. The Cabinet has also lifted a similar trade embargo on Switzerland. “We […]

Libya Offers Legal Contracts to Egyptian Local Workforce

Libya’s Ministry of Labor says it wishes to hire foreign labor, including Egyptians and has set a two-month deadline for illegal expatriate workers residing in Libyan lands to send their applications. “This will offer a window of opportunity to foreign laborers working in Libya illegally to adjust their status,” the ministry said in a press […]

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Workers at Tripoli’s decaying port go on strike

Port workers in Libya’s capital Tripoli went on strike on Sunday to demand better working conditions and government investment to fix major damage caused by war and decades of negligence. The port, Libya’s largest non-oil harbor, was damaged during the civil war that ended Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. In May, NATO sank eight Libyan warships there […]

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