Foreign Firms Warned in North Africa

Terrorists in North Africa may be preparing for renewed attacks against foreign interests. US officials received intelligence last week suggesting forthcoming attacks in Algeria, while terrorists may have acquired new weaponry during the chaos of the Libyan conflict.   Local sources claim that potential targets include foreign oil firms operating in North Africa and the […]

New Risk Report on Libya

AKE has published a new report outlining security, travel and political risks in Libya. The report is aimed at helping the many companies looking to do business in the country. The situation remains in a state of flux with an uncertain outlook for its security and political risk environment. However, AKE expects conditions to improve […]

Conditions Improve in Tripoli

The international energy sector may be encouraged to return to Libya sooner rather than later as conditions have improved in the capital. AKE has lowered the security risk rating for Tripoli on its intelligence website Global Intake. It has been revised from 63 (Open Conflict) to 26 (Unstable). This is a considerable jump in AKE’s 1-100 […]

NTC chairman inaugurates Jordan’s Libya field hospital

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil on Thursday inaugurated Jordan’s field hospital in Benghazi, established recently to provide healthcare to the Libyan people. In his opening address, Abdul Jalil lauded “the distinguished medical care of the Royal Medical Services and the Kingdom’s hospitals”, urging Libyan doctors to benefit from the expertise of […]

Ambassador to Libya stresses ‘long-term plan’

South Korea needs a long-term, diversified plan to set up new diplomatic ties with Libya as it transitions from Moammar Gadhafi’s decades-long rule, Seoul’s top diplomat to the North African state said Friday. “Economy should not be the only focus,” Cho Dae-sik, the South Korean ambassador to Libya, told reporters in Seoul. “We need a […]

S. Korea to send more water engineers to Libya this month

A second batch of South Korean water engineers will leave for Libya later this month to help the war-torn nation restore its water supply services, a Seoul official said Friday. Water is still in short supply and security conditions in Libya have not fully stabilized although the country’s nine-month civil war ended last month with […]

Egypt Air to Resume Flights to Tripoli Nov. 17

Egypt’s national airline, Egypt Air, is to follow the examples of Turkish Airlines and Italian carrier Alitalia’s example and resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, marking a step toward normalcy after Libya’s eight-month civil war. Egypt Air, that has been running four flights per week to the eastern city of Benghazi since […]