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How to put Libya back Together

“If the sun lost its gravity, its gases would explode and its unity would no longer exist. Accordingly, unity is the basis for survival.” Muammar Qaddafi’s “Green Book”, his rambling political manifesto, is full of pabulum. But the former Libyan dictator was right about the importance of unity, something his country has sorely lacked since […]

Video: Libya, From Arab Spring to Failed State?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A political solution appears to remain out of reach for Libya seven years after Muammar Gaddafi’s toppling. The country is grappling with civil war, humanitarian crises and the threat from ISIL, leading some to […]

Libya’s revolutionaries: Where are they now?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. When some Libyans revolted in 2011 beginning in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, in what became known as the February 17 Revolution, there were no apparent leadership figures to represent them in what […]

Gadaffi was ‘hours away’ from buying Man United

By John Lee. Colonel Gaddafi was reportedly ‘hours away’ from buying a major stake in the British football club Manchester United. Turkish-Cypriot financier Mehmet Dalman told the Sunday Times that he flew to Libya to discuss a deal to buy out John Magnier and JP McManus’s 29.9-percent shareholding in 2004. After discussions broke down over price, Gaddafi […]

Views on Military Intervention in post-Gaddafi Libya

After the Fall: Views from the ground of international military intervention in post-Gadhafi Libya This report by Libya specialist Alison Pargeter elicits Libyan views on international operations in Libya and analyses the possible effects of such operations on Libya’s longer-term stability. Through interviews with a diverse section of Libyan society, the research paints a detailed […]

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is Freed

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (pictured), second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, has reportedly been freed from jail under an amnesty law. He had been held by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion in Zintan for the past six years. BBC News said his lawyer, Khaled al-Zaidi, confirmed he had been released. (Source: BBC […]

Video: Six years since the fall of Gaddafi

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. It has been six years since a popular uprising led to the fall of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Libyans were hoping for an era of democracy, economic prosperity and social peace, but little […]

Interview: New LIA boss plans to fund Libyan Infrastructure

By Adam Nathan. The newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the country’s sovereign wealth find, which holds $67 billion of assets, said he is seeking to work and co-invest with international investors including major oil companies to boost his country’s wealth. In his first interview with the media, Mr Ali Shamekh […]