Libya NTC Rejects Ghoga Resignation

At a meeting in Tripoli Monday, Libya’s National Transitional Council, NTC, rejected the resignation of the deputy head of Libya’s ruling Council, Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, who had stepped down after protests against him in Benghazi On January 22. Intisar al-Akili a member of the NTC told AFP. that during its meeting, the council examined Ghoga’s […]

French warships in Libya to train navy, demine oil ports

Two French warships arrived at Tripoli’s port on Tuesday carrying navy crewmen who will train the Libyan navy and help demine oil ports, a Libyan defense ministry official said. Foreign states are worried about the Libyan interim government’s capacity to secure its Mediterranean coast, which could be used as a gateway into Europe for arms […]

Lufthansa wings back to Libya capital

Leading German airline Lufthansa is set to restart its operations to the Libyan capital Tripoli on February 2 with three weekly non-stop flights from its hub in Frankfurt. Announcing the relaunch of its Libya operations, Lufthansa said based on the expected escalating demand, the carrier will eventually increase capacity in the future. The Tripoli-Frankfurt flights […]

Restoring oil output key to Libya’s recovery: IMF

Restoring oil and gas production in Libya is key to rebuilding the country and reviving the economy after an eight-month civil war, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, while it warned the government’s finances remained “precarious.” The IMF forecast that Libya’s economic activity would recover in 2012 as more oil production comes on stream […]

French airline to start biweekly flights to Libya

French airline carrier Aigle Azur is to start biweekly passenger flights between Paris and the Libyan capital of Tripoli in March, the company’s president Arezki Idjerouidene told Reuters on Sunday. “We have been working on opening this route since 2009,” Idjerouidene said, adding that flights will start on March 27th. Aigle Anzur operates domestic flights […]

Zambia could compensate Libya’s LAP Green

Zambia has said it would rule on whether to compensate Libya’s LAP Green Network in the near future, the country’s Attorney General Mumba Malila said in a press statement on Friday afternoon. LAP lost its 75 percent share in Zambia’s Zamtel to the government following the revolution in the North African country and reports of […]

Libya minister to protect investment in Zamtel

Libya will do all it can to protect its 75 percent stake in Zamtel, the fixed-line telecoms firm in Zambia, whose government announced plans last week to seize Libya’s stake in the firm, Libyan Foreign Minister Ashour bin Khayyal said Monday. “The Zambian government has taken a unilateral action by nationalizing this company,” Khayyal said, […]

Canada urges trade with Libya

Canadian values, including respect for human rights, won’t be compromised in any trading relationship with Libya, International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Monday. Fast, who just wrapped up a three-day trip to the country where he was promoting ties to Canadian businesses, was accompanied by representatives from 15 Canadian companies. For “commercial and security reasons” […]