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German Firms Interested in Libyan Energy Sector

By John Lee. The Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, took part in the Libyan-German Economic Forum, held on March 8, 2019, in Tunis, alongside a number of other sovereign state institutions and His Excellency Oliver Owcza, Ambassador to Libya. Discussions focussed on Libya’s economic recovery and in-country investment opportunities. German companies expressed […]

Germany contributes another EUR 15m to Libya

Germany strengthens its commitment toward building a more stable Libya, increasing its contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya with an additional €15 million. This financial boost will support new stabilization initiatives being developed in Ubari, Sirt, Sebha and Tawergha among other locations. In an event that took place today at the Ministry of Planning […]

Women’s Training Centre opens in Hay al-Andalus

Women’s Training Centre opens in Hay al-Andalus with European Union and German support On Wednesday, Mr. Alan Bugeja, the European Union Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, the German Ambassador to Libya, Dr. Milad al-Taher, the Minister of Local Governance, and the Mayor of Hay al-Andalus, Mr. Mohammad Ftaisi, inaugurated the Women’s Training and Development […]

Germany gives EUR 2.5m to Stabilization Facility for Libya

Germany pushes up the Stabilization Facility “Stronger for Libya” with 2.5 million euros During a ceremony that took place in Tripoli, His Excellency, the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Libya Resident Representative, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed an agreement to increase Germany’s contribution to the Stabilization […]

Germany contributes EUR 1.3m to support Security in Libya

H.E. the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, and United Nations Development Programme Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, have signed an agreement whereby Germany will contribute 1.3 million euros to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Policing and Security Joint Project. With the aim of […]

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 […]