French companies seek to harness goodwill in Libya

More than 50 French companies are participating in the Tripoli International Fair this week in a bid to turn political goodwill into commercial profits, French officials said Tuesday. “More than 50 companies are participating and that is due to the historical link which was created between Libya and France in 2011,” Michel Casals, president of […]

New Libya contracts ‘in Statoil sights’

Statoil is positioning itself for possible upcoming contract awards in Libya after reopening its local office in the war-torn North African country last month, according to a report. The Norwegian state oil company is now looking to bring back online production to pre-war levels in Libya, where it is a partner in the onshore Mabruk […]

Company eyes Libya push with new office

Action Global Communications, parent company to Action Bahrain, an independent, full-service public relations consultancy, has announced the opening of an office in Tripoli, Libya, in response to growing demand from existing and prospective clients. The Action network now covers the whole North Africa region and Action Libya brings the total roster of Action agencies to […]

Siemens donates to Libya hospital, restores plant

Siemens has donated critically-needed medical equipment to Libya and completed a fast-track programme to restore full capacity at Misrata power plant. This underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Libyan people and the country’s reconstruction, a statement from Siemens said. “We believe in being a good corporate partner and a responsible corporate citizen. We give […]

Oil production still unstable in Libya

Post-war Libya is likely to struggle to maintain oil production levels and boost pumping capacity, as funding constraints and security concerns could prevent the country’s oil company and foreign oil firms from making necessary investments. Constraints on investments in existing facilities and exploration activity, as well as security concerns, could hamper the work of the […]

UAE team embarks on Libya mission

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking part in a project to assess the public health and safety needs of the people of Libya. Dr Ziad Al Najar, senior public health promotion specialist at the DHA, and Dr Mohammad Al Sadiq, senior expert in epidemiology from Al Ain University, have been selected for the assessment […]

Libyan Elections 2012: Underlying Challenges and Prospects

In less than 100 days Libya will witness the first elections since 1964 to elect the National Assembly that will replace the National Transitional Council, NTC, in running the country, and these elections are organised in a country that has experienced an armed conflict following a peaceful popular uprising that resulted in the overthrow of […]

Federalism is unlikely in Libya, however, decentralization is probable

“Eastern Libya declares autonomy.” In spite of international headlines such as this one, talk of the country’s impending disintegration is misleading. Although the participants at the March 6 Barqa Conference (Barqa is the Arabic name for Cyrenaica, or the region of northeastern Libya) claimed the right to speak for their region, the initiative for self-administration […]