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” […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain stable, although there is an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes on the outskirts of the city involving militia groups and National Army units. In the West of the country the risk of clashes is assessed to be higher by AKE personnel on the ground. In recent months clashes have occurred in […]

Royal Jordanian launches third Libyan route

Royal Jordanian will start operating flights to Misrata starting on Saturday, amid high demand from Libyan passengers for the country’s medical tourism sector. RJ president/CEO Hussein Dabbas said that the company’s decision to open a third route between Jordan and Libya was due to high demand from passengers. The airline currently operates flights to Tripoli […]

Opinion: Libya’s dual divide: Ex-patriates Aren’t Welcome in the “New Libya.”

A clause in Libya’s draft election laws which excludes Libyans with multiple nationalities from running for public office unless they are willing to give up their other nationality, a requirement which would be unacceptable in Europe, has polarised opinion in Libya and raised serious questions about citizenship and identity in the “New Libya”. Tens of […]

Italian and German firms unite for Libya launch

Italian firm CBA Studio Legale is teaming up with German Arab law specialist Amereller to open an office in Libya.  The two firms have signed a best friend alliance covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will operate a co-branded office in Tripoli. Amereller has established alliance and associated firm relationships with […]

Libya undecided on future of African investments

Libya’s new government is still taking stock of extensive investments made in Africa by the former regime of Muammar Gaddafi before deciding on what it should do next. Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Libya’s deputy foreign minister, admitted on Thursday that the National Transitional Council (NTC) does not yet know the exact extent of Libyan investments on […]

Libya’s recovery: Better than it sounds

LIBYA’S interim rulers had their first serious wobble on January 21st when a crowd of several thousand massed outside a government building in Benghazi, the country’s second city, where members of the National Transitional Council were meeting. They hurled grenades and Molotov cocktails, yelled angry slogans and demanded more support for rebel fighters now out […]