Algerian Min. reveals phases of restoring ties with Libya

Libyan Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation Mustafa Ali Al-Rajbani revealed on Tuesday that the phases to restoring normal relations with Algeria have started to take their normal course. Al-Rajbani said in press statement that the phases of restoring relations was attained due to the several meetings that joined Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika with Libyan President […]

Zambia dissolves board of Libya-owned Zamtel

Zambia has dissolved the board of Libya-controlled Zamtel and appointed a new acting CEO, the government said on Tuesday, a day after it announced plans to seize 75 percent in the fixed-line operator from owner LAP Green Networks. The government said in a statement it would restructure the ownership of Zamtel to ensure Zambians owned […]

Zambia says to take back Libya-owned Zamtel

Zambia will take back a 75 percent stake in local fixed-line operator Zamtel that is currently held by Lybia’s LAP Green Networks, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said on Monday. “We made a decision to restore Zamtel back to the people of Zambia,” Chikwanda said at a media briefing. “The plight of the workers may be […]

British Airways to resume flights to Libya

British Airways is to resume flights to Libya on May 1, despite the Foreign Office continuing to advise against non-essential travel to the country. The airline suspended its services to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, last February following the outbreak of civil war. Although hostilities officially ended in October, with NATO lifting its no-fly zone over […]

Qatar Airways to resume flights to Tripoli

Qatar Airways has announced it will resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli starting on February 2.  The airline, which had been flying to Tripoli for nine years, will reintroduce scheduled services between Doha and Tripoli after suspending operations last year due to the political situation.  The company said that initially the re-launched route will be served […]

The business outlook

When will be the best time for a multi-sector trade promotion mission from Britainto go to Libya? To find the answer to that question a small group from the Libyan British Business Council of which I am a deputy chairman spent last week in Libya, my own first visit since the revolution. My main impressions […]

Weekly Security Review

AKE Representation AKE’s Middle East specialist Alan Fraser is currently in Libya, studying security conditions, particularly those affecting reconstruction, business travellers and the energy sector. He will also be participating in an AKE assessment of security conditions around oil infrastructure in the country. The completed report will likely be of interest to many. If you […]

Al Ghurair eyes $1.5bn investment in Libya

UAE-based Al Ghurair Group is planning to invest $1.5 billion in a refinery over the next four years, a senior official of the group was quoted as saying. The group already has a 50 per cent stake in the largest refinery in Libya and it plans to expand the plant, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair was […]