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Tripoli Govt U-Turns on Standing Down

By John Lee. There was confusion in Libya on Wednesday following reports, and then denials, that the self-declared Islamist-leaning National Salvation Government headquartered in Tripoli was standing down. Several news agencies had reported that the Tripoli governent declared that it would cease its work in the “supreme interest of the nation.” But on Wednesday, Tripoli’s internationally […]

Joint Statement by UNSMIL and UNMAS on Mine Action Day

Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Libya commemorates this day for the fifth time since the revolution in 2011. The theme for this year is “Mine Action is a Humanitarian Action.” In conflict-ridden countries like Libya, the high level of contamination from explosive remnants […]

Kobler Congratulates CDA on Building Consensus

The members of the Libyan Constitution-Drafting Assembly (CDA) concluded today, Wednesday 06 April 2016, a three-week Consultative Retreat aimed at building consensuses on Libya’s draft constitution. The Consultative Meeting was hosted by the Sultanate of Oman in Salalah and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General […]

New Allegations of Corruption in the Libyan Oil Industry

By John Lee. An investigation by Fairfax Media — publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers — and The Huffington Post, claims that Monaco-based Unaoil has been involved in widespread bribery and corruption in the oil industry, including in Iraq, Iran and Libya. Following examination of tens of thousands of emails, the report says that Unaoil […]

LIA-Tripoli welcomes new Govt of National Accord

The Tripoli-based Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) today welcomed the establishment of the new Government of National Accord, and extended its congratulations to the Libyan people for achieving reconciliation. In a statement, it reaffirmed its readiness to fully cooperate with the Government of National Accord in providing all relevant data, reports and support. The Chairman and […]

Tripoli Central Bank meets with new Govt

Mr. Faiez Mustafa El Serraj, President of the Presidential Council, along with members of the Presidential Council, met with Mr. Saddek Elkaber, Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), at the headquarters of the Presidential Council in Tripoli to discuss issues concerning public affairs. Topics of discussion: Managing the cash liquidity problem and opening […]

EU adds 3 Libyans to Sanctions List

On Friday the Council of the European Union announced that it had “added three names to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya.” The three names added to the list are: Agila Saleh (pictured), president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and […]

Mogherini Talks with Serraj and Kobler

Today the HRVP Federica Mogherini spoke with the Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and the UNSRSG for Libya, Martin Kobler. They discussed the recent encouraging developments in the country and the support that the EU can provide for the next steps in the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement. The HRVP congratulated Prime Minister […]