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Egypt Unimpressed by Libya’s Border Wall

By Hagar Saeed Mohammed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egyptian security experts suspect that a wall being constructed by Libya will be ineffective in stopping terrorists and arms smugglers at Libya’s porous eastern border with Egypt. Col. Miloud Jawad, the […]

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 […]

Tobruk MP explains South’s Support for Hifter

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Tobruk parliamentarian explains south Libya’s support for Hifter The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter launched a military campaign in the Libyan south on Jan. 15 to secure oil fields and […]

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 […]

Eight Deaths and 13 Injuries in January

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 21 civilian casualties – eight deaths and 13 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included six men and two women killed, and nine men, three women, a child injured. The majority of civilian casualties were caused by shelling (six killed and seven […]

$20m Fund to Support Communities near Oilfields

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a group of international partners made up of Repsol, OMV, Total, and Equinor, known as the ’Repsol Consortium’, have signed a 20-million USD agreement to support a series of sustainable development projects essential for residents adjacent to sites operated by NOC subsidiary Akakus. The 20-million USD […]

US Firm to Boost Libyan Airport Security

By John Lee. Culmen International has announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) to implement the Libya Airport and Aviation Security Program. Culmen will be responsible for increasing Libyan airport security, its capacity to monitor terrorist threats, screen […]

Libya’s Oil Output may Hit 6-Year High

By John Lee. Libya’s oil output is on track this month to hit an almost six-year high, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following the resumption of production at the Sharara field, the county’s largest, Libya is reported to be pumping 1.17 million barrels of crude a day. More here. (Source: Bloomberg)