Tag Archives | Benghazi

US Captures Suspect in 2012 Benghazi Attack

By John Lee. US forces have captured a man accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. In a statement, US President Donald Trump said that Mustafa al-Imam “will face justice in the United States for his alleged role” […]

Video: 36 Bodies Found, Haftar orders Probe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. General Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has ordered an investigation after 36 unidentified bodies were found to the east of Benghazi. Victims showed signs of torture and gunshot wounds to the head. Witnesses […]

Benghazi Port Reopens after Three Years

By John Lee. Benghazi’s shipping port reopened on Sunday following a three-year closure. The port is used for general cargo, and to import gas and some refined petroleum. It closed in 2014 due to fighting between rival factions. Benghazi’s airport reopened in July. (Source: Reuters)

Italy supporting Conflict-Affected Children in Libya

Italy and UNICEF Reaffirm their Commitment to Support Conflict Affected Children in Libya The Government of Italy has contributed Euro 1,000,000 to UNICEF in Libya to support a multi-sectoral programme to enhance the quality and delivery of services for conflict-affected children and their families. The programme will focus on vulnerable children living in under-served areas […]

Audio: A Solar-Powered Lifeline for Libya’s Hospitals

The United Nations is installing solar panels to power hospitals in Libya. They hope it will provide a solution to the long and frequent power outages that have become a problem for the country’s healthcare system. The BBC‘s Rana Jawad spoke to Noura Hamladji, country director for the UNDP, and Dr. Anas al-Barghathi who runs […]

UN Boss visits Benghazi’s Destroyed University

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame arrived in Benghazi today as part of his ongoing efforts to engage Libyans everywhere on how best to move the political process forward and bring peace to the country. Landing at Banina Airport, the SRSG, welcomed […]

Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

Driving to the edge of Benghazi’s city limits will lead you to the bustling district of Al-Kwayfia. Small but lively, this suburb houses the eponymous Al-Kwayfia Respiratory Hospital, one of the few public health centers in Libya that treat respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases. The hospital’s location, away from the active fighting zones, has not […]

Benghazi Reconstruction could cost $7.3bn

By John Lee. The reconstruction of Benghazi could cost up to LD 10 billion ($7.3 billion), according to a report from Libya Herald. Writing in Al-Wasat, Attiyah Fitouri, of Benghazi University, said he believed that the minimum cost of rebuilding would be LD 5 billion. This would require significant assistance from an already-stretched central government, as […]