Opinion: Libya’s dual divide: Ex-patriates Aren’t Welcome in the “New Libya.”

A clause in Libya’s draft election laws which excludes Libyans with multiple nationalities from running for public office unless they are willing to give up their other nationality, a requirement which would be unacceptable in Europe, has polarised opinion in Libya and raised serious questions about citizenship and identity in the “New Libya”. Tens of […]

Italian and German firms unite for Libya launch

Italian firm CBA Studio Legale is teaming up with German Arab law specialist Amereller to open an office in Libya.  The two firms have signed a best friend alliance covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will operate a co-branded office in Tripoli. Amereller has established alliance and associated firm relationships with […]

Libya undecided on future of African investments

Libya’s new government is still taking stock of extensive investments made in Africa by the former regime of Muammar Gaddafi before deciding on what it should do next. Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Libya’s deputy foreign minister, admitted on Thursday that the National Transitional Council (NTC) does not yet know the exact extent of Libyan investments on […]

Libya’s recovery: Better than it sounds

LIBYA’S interim rulers had their first serious wobble on January 21st when a crowd of several thousand massed outside a government building in Benghazi, the country’s second city, where members of the National Transitional Council were meeting. They hurled grenades and Molotov cocktails, yelled angry slogans and demanded more support for rebel fighters now out […]

Turkey donates Libya police cars, uniforms

Ankara has presented Libya with 30 free police vehicles and 6,000 police uniforms as part of a host of Turkish efforts to help train the North African country’s law enforcement officers. Speaking at a ceremony yesterday in Tripoli, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan said 1,500 Libyan police would be trained in Turkey between March and […]

Libya oil output climbs to 1.3 mln bpd – NOC statement

 Libyan oil production has climbed to 1.3 million barrels per day, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement, as companies resume production following the eight-month war. “The National Oil Corporation announced…that the production of crude oil has reached 1.3 million barrels per day,” said a statement on its website. The most recent resumption […]

Libya to Export 12.7 Million Barrels of Crude This Week

National Oil Corp., Libya’s state- run energy company, plans to export 12.7 million barrels of crude from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, according to an official at the company’s crude and natural-gas marketing department. The company, also known as NOC, shipped 5.54 million barrels from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, Ahmed El-Mihoub said in an […]

Libya May Load 330,000 Tons of Crude on Four Tankers This Week

Four tankers have been booked so far to load 330,000 metric tons of crude oil in Libya this week, according to data from Poten & Partners Inc. The ships have been chartered to pick up the equivalent of about 345,000 barrels a day, compared with 660,000 barrels a day booked to load on six vessels […]