Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview The outgoing National Transitional Council (NTC) announced that it would formally hand over power to the new elected assembly on 8 August, amid apparently […]

Libya Calls French Companies to Return to Libya

Libya Herald reports that the Minister of Industry, Mohamed Al-Fteissi [Mahmoud Fetais[  (pictured), has called on French companies with contracts in Libya to return and complete projects that have been suspended due to the revolution. The call was made during the Minister’s meeting with the French ambassador, Antoine Sivan, last week held at the Ministry […]

Libya,Germany Discuss Cooperation in Education and Research

Libya’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Naim Alghriani [Naeem Algherinay] (pictured), met the German ambassador to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the field of education and scientific research. According to the report from Libya Herald, the meeting took place at the National Commission for Scientific Research in Tripoli, and they discussed […]

Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Closed

The Libyan-Tunisian border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] was closed by the Libyan authorities on Sunday following angry clashes between Libyans and Tunisians over the weekend. According to the Libya Helrald, the dispute started on Friday between when a Libyan and a Tunisian, both unnamed, were involved in an […]

A New Era Dawns for Business in Libya

By Maryann Maguire, Director of InterCultures. As Ramadan takes hold of Libya, everyone will be taking a long rest and reminiscing about the momentous events that have punctuated these past twelve months. From revolution to liberation and to the establishment of an interim transitional government, it has been a year of radical change. But the […]

PM heads Libya delegation to Morocco

Libya’s interim premier Abdel Rahim al-Kib will visit Morocco on Tuesday for a two-day visit due to focus on the crisis in Mali, the Maghreb and economic cooperation, an official in Rabat told AFP. “The situation in the Maghreb, in Mali, in the Sahel, as well as in the Moroccan (Western) Sahara” will be discussed […]

Business Opportunities in Libya: Positive Outlook for Foreign Companies

There are extensive business opportunities in Libya for foreign companies even though the country still faces many challenges including endemic corruption and smuggling which accounts for 40 percent of GDP and is equivalent to the defence budget. This is of great concern to Libya’s neighbours and to Libya itself. That was the message from experts […]

Libya to pay half of 150mln owed to Greece for care of fighters

The Libyan government will settle half or the 150-million-euro bill for the care of rebel fighters in Greece and will only release the remainder of the money once it is satisfied there has not been any over-charging, according to the country’s charge d’affaires in Athens. Greek and Libyan authorities have been in negotiations over the […]