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Italy Pledges Support to New Libyan Govt

Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni visited Tripoli on Tuesday, where he met Prime Minister Fayed al-Sarraj in the Bu Setta naval base. Minister Gentiloni was the first foreign top government official to visit the Libyan capital since the installation of the national unity government and he was greeted by Deputy Prime Minister Meitig at his arrival […]

Capstone to provide Power to Libyan Oilfield Project

US-based Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced that it received an order for two C600 microturbines for an oil field project in Libya. MicroTurbine Power, Capstone’s distributor in North Africa and parts of the Middle East, secured the new order, which is expected to be commissioned in late 2016. The diesel-fired C600 microturbines will be installed […]

The Online Trade of Light Weapons in Libya

A study by the Small Arms Survey finds that the revolution in Libya, and its aftermath, have paved the way for a large illicit arms trade to emerge. Many of the players in this new market have begun to use new technologies to hawk their wares, with online sales via social media platforms being one […]

Weekly Security Report by SNE Special Projects 12 April 2016

This reporting week has seen further positive moves forward made by the President of the Unity Government, Fayez Serraj, as he continues to gain a firm foothold in Libya. Since the Presidential Council’s arrival in the capital, its popular support has grown markedly. Municipal councils and elected administrative councils have continued to come out in […]

Wintershall can’t Forecast Libyan Oil Production

By John Lee. Germany’s Wintershall has said was able to produce from Libya’s onshore concession 96, on a low level, for a total of 125 days from February to May and from September to the beginning of November 2015, despite what it described as “the difficult political circumstances“. The BASF subsidiary operates eight oil fields […]

France Considers Re-Opening Tripoli Embassy

By John Lee. France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault (pictured), spoke by phone on Thursday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj and Martin Kobler, the UN Secretary-General’s special representative. He applauded the progress made in the political process with the establishment of the Libyan Prime Minister and members of the Presidential […]

4 Libyan Oilfields Close

By John Lee. A report from Middle East Eye claims that workers have been evacuated from four Libyan oilfields in the Merada oil basin, and employees in a fifth are striking, over fears of attacks from the so-called Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). The Bayda, Tibisti, Samah and Waha oilfields were reportedly shut […]

Libya shuts Border with Tunisia

By John Lee. Libyan authorities reportedly closed the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia on Sunday due to the assaults and harassment of Libyan travellers in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane. The Libya Observer reports that the Tripoli-based ‘Salvation Government’ said the border would remain closed until the Tunisian authorities take action and protect […]