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Video: Why are Countries Breaking Libya’s Arms Embargo?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A draft UN report accuses foreign nations of worsening civil war. The UN says countries are violating arms embargoes on Libya and worsening the eight-year civil war. A draft report names Jordan, Turkey, Chad, […]

Chad Closes Border with Libya

By John Lee. Chad reportedly closed its border with Libya on Sunday, a month after Libyan rebels entered the country. Mahamat Abba Ali Salah, Chad’s Minister of Security, said the border will be closed “until further notice“. (Source: ADV)

Zambia to pay $380m to LIA

By John Lee. The Zambian government has reportedly been ordered to pay the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) $380 million as compensation for nationalising the Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) in 2011. LIA subsidiary LAP Green Networks had owned 75 percent of the company, with the Zambian government owning the remaining 25 percent. The LIA is said […]

IOM: 381,463 Migrants in Libya

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has found that the trip to Libya is reportedly costing more for a larger proportion of migrants from Sudan and Nigeria. In 2016, 60 percent of Nigerian respondents and 41 percent of Sudanese respondents reported paying between USD 1,000 and 5,000 for their journey to Libya. This increased to 71 […]

International Community Reaffirms Support for GNA

Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna 16 May 2016 We welcome the presence of Prime Minister al-Sarraj and commend his leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, a turning point in the Libyan political process. We express our strong support for the Libyan people in maintaining the unity of Libya. […]

Libya Pulls Out of Joint Border Force

A Sudanese army spokesman has said that Libya has pulled out of the joint border force with Sudan. According to Libya Herald, when the force was announced in 2012, it appeared to be more a diplomatic move by the-then Zeidan government than a major military initiative. The route from Kufra to Sudan and Chad has, […]

Agreement on Use of Nubian Aquifer

Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a strategic action plan to improve their management of water resources, and in particular of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer. The aquifer, which lies below the four countries, is the largest fossil aquifer in the world. It covers 772,000 square miles at a depth of 1,600-2,500 feet under the […]

A Game-Changing Decision in Libya

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Libya has temporarily closed its borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria, and has declared emergency law in the seven southern regions of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. As it attempts to exercise its authority over the whole country, the General National Congress has decreed that these areas are […]