EU steps up support for Stabilisation in Libya

The European Union has announced a contribution of €5 million to the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL), at a meeting of the SFL’s Board in Tripoli on 14 June. The SFL aims at rehabilitating critical infrastructure, boosting the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of the population, but also at enhancing local mediation […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Libya Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in the country, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of […]

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is Freed

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (pictured), second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, has reportedly been freed from jail under an amnesty law. He had been held by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion in Zintan for the past six years. BBC News said his lawyer, Khaled al-Zaidi, confirmed he had been released. (Source: BBC […]

Sharara Oilfield Reopens

By John Lee. The Sharara oil field has reportedly reopened following a protest by workers. Reuters said that the field, which had been producing nearly 270,000 bpd, was closed on Wednesday by workers protesting at a lack of medical treatment for a colleague who died in a swimming pool accident. The field is operated by […]

Germany Commits more Support to Libya

By John Lee. Germany is to provide 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) to Libya to improve conditions refugees. On a visit to the country on Thursday, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement: “In Libya, we are witnessing the tremendous political, humanitarian and security policy consequences of the conflicts in the Middle East in […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Protection Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Reporting Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Logistics/Security Associate, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (Source: UN)

Desire for Secure and Peaceful Future remains Strong

Desire for secure and peaceful future remains strong in Libya, Security Council told Noting positive changes in the situation on the ground in Libya as a result of the Libyan Political Agreement, the United Nations envoy for the country highlighted that despite challenges, the desire for peace, security and a better future remain strong among […]

Martin Kobler Briefing to the UN Security Council

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL Briefing to the UN Security Council on Wednesday: Thank you, Mr. President. First of all, I would like to wish all who observe the holy month of Ramadan, I would like to wish peace, harmony, and serenity. Señor Presidente, distinguidos miembros del Consejo, Quisiera […]