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Germany gives EUR 2m to UN Local Electoral Initiative

Germany announces its contribution of 2 million euros to UN local electoral initiative in Libya The Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, announced today Germany’s contribution of 2 million euros to the UN local electoral support project to assist “Central Committee for Municipal Elections (CCMCE)” conducting municipal council elections all over Libya between […]

EU, Deutsche Welle support Libyan Cmte for Elections

The European Union (EU) andGermany’s Deutsche Welle Akademie support the Libyan Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) in the development of communication guidelines Libya’s Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections is facing busy times: Local councils were elected for a four-year term, mainly in 2013 and 2014, which means that in many municipalities, elections […]

From Militias to Mafias – Tripoli’s Militia Cartels

A new research paper from the Berlin-based Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) says that a handful of local militias have gradually brought much of Tripoli under their control growing into criminal networks straddling business, politics, and the administration. Author Wolfram Lacher (pictured) adds that the pillaging of state funds now benefits a narrower group than at […]

EU contributes EUR 5m to enhance Electoral Capacities

Her Excellency Ms. Bettina Muscheidt, Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Libya, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed an agreement at the UNDP Libya office in Tunis, by which the EU donates 5 million euros to the United Nations integrated electoral assistance project “Promoting Elections […]

Germany, UNICEF cooperate to support Vulnerable Children

The German Government commits EUR 9.8 million to UNICEF to support at least 30,000 vulnerable children and their families in Libya with child protection, education, water and sanitation services over the next four years. This announcement represents the fourth phase of funding that Germany has provided to UNICEF Libya over recent years. Totalling over EUR […]

Bomb-Disposal Personnel Graduate

More than 50 Libyan explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel from the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior recently graduated from a training program to safely dispose of explosive hazards, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The US Embassy in Libya said in a statement that it is proud to support this training alongside generous funding […]

50,000 bpd As-Sarah Fields Reopen

By John Lee. The municipality of Jikharra has decided to reopen the oil fields in its area that have been shut since the beginning of November 2017. According to a statement by the National Oil Corporation (NOC), the “unauthorized shut-down” of the As-Sarah fields in the NC-96 concession by operator Wintershall has resulted in the […]

Complete Destruction of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, applauded the complete elimination of the Category 2 chemical materials removed from Libya and transported to Germany for destruction at ceremony hosted by the Government of Germany and held on 11 January at the chemical weapons destruction facility operated by […]