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Hiftar’s Son hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. The son of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar] has hired a US lobbying firm to “provide political and strategic advocacy activities in the US Congress on behalf of the Hiftar family.” The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that Benghazi-based Khaled Khalifa Haftar, a Captain in the Libyan National Army (LNA), […]

Civil Society Orgs get Training on Conflict Resolution

In Tripoli, Libyan Civil Society Organizations Receive Training on Conflict Resolution, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation With the aim of enhancing civil society organizations (CSOs)’ capacities to engage in reconciliation efforts in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a two-day training from 07 to 08 […]

Corruption, Crime and Complacency in Libya

“Corruption is the scourge of countries trying to lift themselves out of poverty,” says the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in his latest blog. “It holds back investment that can create jobs. And it holds back the development of institutions in which the voice of the people can thrive. Libya was rated 170th out […]

Libyan Dinar Falls Further

By John Lee. The Libyan dinar has reportedly fallen further in value in recent days, breaking the LD 9 to the US dollar mark. A black-market currency trader told Libya Herald that the fall was caused by a combination of factors, including the fighting in Wirshefana and the shortage of hard currency on the market. […]

REACH, CMWG launch Price Monitoring System

Little is known about the present state of market systems in Libya. Relevant market dynamics are not fully understood by the humanitarian community, which in turn hampers the provision of an effective and efficient response to vulnerable population groups. In an effort to better understand market systems and to support the scale-up of cash distributions, […]

October brings Italy Highest Flows of Migrants from Libya

By Justin Salhani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. October brings Italy highest flows of migrants from Libya A series of shortcuts undertaken by the Italian government in Libya to stop migration flows in recent months has had serious repercussions. Earlier […]

Libya Talks Conclude in Tunis

The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of the State concluded on Saturday its second round of meetings, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Dr Ghassan Salamé, on the wording of amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The final session […]

Basic Services are Key to Stabilizing Libya

By Noura Hamladj, UNDP Libya Country Director. Originally published here. The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that was keeping them alive. After losing two patients, hospital staff phoned UNDP in despair. The answer was convincing: solar […]