US Firm to Boost Libyan Airport Security

By John Lee. Culmen International has announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) to implement the Libya Airport and Aviation Security Program. Culmen will be responsible for increasing Libyan airport security, its capacity to monitor terrorist threats, screen […]

Libya’s Oil Output may Hit 6-Year High

By John Lee. Libya’s oil output is on track this month to hit an almost six-year high, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following the resumption of production at the Sharara field, the county’s largest, Libya is reported to be pumping 1.17 million barrels of crude a day. More here. (Source: Bloomberg)

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

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Italy and Libya discuss Trade and Investment

By John Lee. Italy’s Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, has visited the Libyan Businessmen Council in Tripoli to discuss trade and investment opportunities for Italian companies in Libya. In recent days he has also met with the Mayor of Central Tripoli to discuss projects including garbage treatment and disposal. (Source: Italian Foreign Office)

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Logistics Assistant, UNSMIL – United Nations Support Mission in Libya Security Associate, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Warehouse/Assets Officer, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Procurement Officer, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Logistics Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Finance Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Translator/ […]

“State of Emergency” in Sirte

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly declared a state of emergency and mobilization in Sirte. According to Anadolu Agency, the decision came after the Libyan National Army (LNA), controlled by Khalifa Haftar (Hiftar), reportedly approached the southern outskirts of the city. Videos on social media showed armed men loyal […]

EU supports Fight Against Gender Discrimination

By John Lee. The European Union has issued a statement saying it supports a gender equality awareness raising campaign during the international 16-Days of Activism in Libya. Several sessions which targeted different age groups were conducted at a secondary school in the city of Misrata. Social workers presented information about reproductive health and well-being of […]

German Firms Interested in Libyan Energy Sector

By John Lee. The Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, took part in the Libyan-German Economic Forum, held on March 8, 2019, in Tunis, alongside a number of other sovereign state institutions and His Excellency Oliver Owcza, Ambassador to Libya. Discussions focussed on Libya’s economic recovery and in-country investment opportunities. German companies expressed […]