Tag Archives | Benghazi

Franco-Italian group wins Contract for new NOC Buildings

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the French-Italian Artelia Group have signed a contract for the management of an ambitious development plan for Benghazi, including local offices for the NOC, further oil companies and governmental departments, as well as a hotel and conference complex. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Artelia executive director […]

New Entrepreneurship Campus Launched in Benghazi

By John Lee. The Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus (TEC2020) has been launched in Benghazi by Tatweer Research, in partnership with UNDP Libya and the European Union (EU). It has been described as “an ambitious initiative to build the foundations of the entrepreneurial ecosystem Libya“; comments on social media include: “Thank you for restoring some enthusiasm and […]

Rebuilding Benghazi conference to be held in May

By John Lee. An International Conference and Exhibition for Rebuilding Benghazi will be held from 5th to 10th May, sponsored by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, the eastern Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the Municipality of Benghazi, the Benghazi Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture, and the University of Benghazi. Among the aims of the […]

UN to Reopen Office in Benghazi

By John Lee. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that it will reopen an office in Benghazi for the first time in years. Ghassan Salame told a meeting with tribal leaders and elders in the city: “We are preparing to reopen a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue […]

ECHO-funded Medical Supplies to Benghazi Hospital

Sixty thousand (60,000) people in Benghazi will benefit from medical supplies provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). In the context of its ongoing response to the health situation in Libya, WHO, has provided on 21 December, 60 Basic Interagency Emergency Health Kits […]

Entrepreneurial Women in Libya’s Tech Sector

“In Libya, companies always look for male engineers. In the school and in college, men have more opportunities to develop their interest in technology, so companies believe they will be more capable than us,” says Hala Haithm, a university student from Benghazi. “Now I am putting in practice my knowledge and learning more. I am […]

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport’s refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]