Archive | Politics

Video: Who Controls Libya’s Oil Riches?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battle to control the largest oil reserves in Africa has taken a new twist – which is turning off the lifeblood of the Libyan economy. Renewed fighting has shut down oil terminals and […]

Tags: ,

UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF Priorities in Libya, 2019-2020

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF present their programme priorities in Libya for 2019-2020 UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya. Following consultations with the Government of Libya and relevant line ministries during the first half […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

Video: Historic deal between Misrata and Tawergha

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Thousands of people could return to their homes in Libya after a reconciliation deal between two feuding communities. People living in Tawergha were accused of supporting former leader Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 uprising. […]

Libyan Factions Agree to December Elections

By John Lee. Libya’s four key leaders have pledged “to work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections on 10th December and to respect the results of the elections.” At a summit in Paris on Tuesday hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, they also agreed that by 16th September they would […]

US, Libyan Officials Meet in Tripoli

From Stephanie Williams, US Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim: Today, my colleague AFRICOM Commander General Tom Waldhauser and I met with Prime Minister al-Sarraj and we reiterated our shared vision for a stable, democratic and unified Libya able to deliver prosperity for the Libyan people. As our presence in Tripoli today testifies, the U.S.-Libya partnership is […]

European Parliament carries out Mission to Libya

For the first time since 2012, an official delegation of the European Parliament carried out a mission to Libya. Led by Inés AYALA-SENDER (S&D, Spain), Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries (DMAG), and composed of Claude MORAES (S&D, UK), Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE), and Fabio Massimo CASTALDO (EFDD, […]