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Tripoli Govt “Threatens to Suspend” 40 Foreign firms

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly asked 40 foreign firms to renew their licences or have their operations suspended. According to Reuters, the companies, including Total of France, have three months to renew their licences. The decree from the Ministry of Economy and Industry was issued while GNA Prime […]

EU calls for Withdrawal of Forces from Tripoli

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the situation in Libya The military attack launched by the LNA on Tripoli and the subsequent escalation in and around the capital are endangering civilians, including migrants and refugees, and disrupting the UN-led political process, with the risk of serious consequences for […]

EU calls for Humanitarian Truce in Libya

Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini one the situation in Libya I just spoke this morning with UN Special Envoy [to Libya] Ghassan Salamé and I think the first message we need to pass – united – is the full implementation of the humanitarian truce to allow the civilians and the wounded to be evacuated from […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]

EU’s unwavering Support to end Libya Stalemate

EU Ambassadors express unwavering support to end current stalemate in Libya Ambassadors of the European Union and the Member States accredited to Libya travelled yesterday to Benghazi to meet the General Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar, and a Delegation of the House of Representatives led by the Head of the Foreign Affairs […]

Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]

EU supports Women’s Participation in Local Govt

By John Lee. With the support of the European Union, the International Development Centre for Innovative Local Governance (CILG VNG International) organised in Tunis, Tunisia, a round table entitled “Women and Local Development in Libya and Tunisia: Participation, Leadership and Empowerment” in the presence of female mayors, elected female Libyan and Tunisian officials, International Civil […]