Libya “wins Lawsuit against Foreign Investor”

By John Lee. Libya’s Ministry for Justice has reportedly won an appeal against a lawsuit filed by a foreign investor seeking $120 million in compensation. Xinhua quotes the justice ministry’s lawsuit department as saying: “The lawsuit department has won an appeal of the verdict issued by the international arbitration tribunal in Paris in December 2016 in […]

Libya pays Half its Debt to Jordanian to Hospitals

By John Lee. The Libyan government has reportedly transferred $110 million to its account in the Central Bank of Jordan in order to pay its debts to Jordanian hospitals. Fawzi Hammouri, President of the Jordanian Private Hospitals Association is quoted as telling The Jordan Times that this represents half of the total debt of $220 […]

Tripoli Death Toll now over 600

By John Lee. At least 607 people have been killed, including 40 civilians, and 3,261 wounded, including 117 civilians, since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

Personnel Changes at British Embassy

By John Lee. The British Embassy in Tripoli has announced that Fleur Wilson has joined their team as the new Deputy Ambassador, replacing Angus McKee. In a tweet, Wilson said “I look forward to exploring #Libya and promoting a better future for the Libyan people.” Also moving on is Matty O’Kelly, who is joining the […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

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NOC welcomes release of Oil Workers’ Union Chief

By John Lee. The chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, today expressed his relief regarding the release of Saad Dinar, NOC employee and head of the Libyan Oil Workers’ Union, by his abductors. Engineer Sanalla thanked all of those who supported NOC’s campaign to secure Saad’s release. “NOC is relieved to see […]

Libya may re-open Embassy in Zimbabwe

By John Lee. Libya’s Ambassador to Kenya has reportedly said that Libya wants to re-open its embassy in Zimbabwe. According to The Zimbabwe Mail, Hesham Ali Sharif told Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo that Libyan nationals are interested in the petroleum industry across the continent and seek to invest in Zimbabwe’s […]