Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Construction of Fire Training Ground Facility at Ghanfooda, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Provision of Heat Exchangers Dedicated Services at Mellitah Complex , Mellitah Oil & Gas Takaful Medical Fund Management Services, Mabruk Oil Operations (Source: National Oil Corporation) (Picture: Call for tender written […]

Video: Haftar Pushes Against Militia in Oil Crescent

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting has escalated in Libya’s so-called “oil crescent”. Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar have struck a rival armed group after their attack on oil terminals on Thursday. The area has been under […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018. AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was […]

China provides $6m Medical Aid to Libya

By John Lee. China is to provide up to $6 million in medical aid to Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, the agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Tripoli’s Ministry of Health, following a meeting between the Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya Wang Qimin and the Libyan UN-backed government’s Health Minister Omar […]

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 […]

NOC appoints Interim Head of Int’l Marketing

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reportedly appointed Imad Ben Rajab as the interim head of its International Marketing department. According to Reuters, Ben Rajab has already been serving as a senior official in the the department. He replaces Ahmed Shawki who has held the post for the past seven years, and […]

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 […]