Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Govt, Central Bank “Fail to Agree 2019 Budget”

By John Lee. The Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) have reportedly failed to agree a national budget for 2019. A report from Reuters cites sources familiar with the talks as saying that due to a row over spending priorities, the wrangling could go on until March. The disagreement is […]

Libya: Slow Roll To Salvation

The Government of National Accord (GNA) is now supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and its commander Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], according to a report from Strategy Page. It says this began when GNA leader Fayez al Sarraj spoke with Hiftar on November 13th when both were at the Libya conference in Italy. “While many GNA […]

Libya to Vaccinate all Children

By John Lee. Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is launching a national vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio. The campaign is being run in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, and is scheduled to run from 8th to 15th December. The vaccination is available to all children in Libya. […]

EUR 50m Programme for Basic Services in Libya

Italy, EU, UNDP and UNICEF partner with Presidential Council in €50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan Municipalities Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for […]

End to Libyan Liquidity Crisis “by early 2019”

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly said he sees the Libyan dinar stabilising next year as restoring liquidity could crimp armed groups’ funds. Ahmed Maiteeg (pictured) told Reuters that Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax […]

Tripoli Govt Replaces Intelligence Chief

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly appointed Abdullah Masoud al-Darsi as intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Qader al-Tuhami. According to Anadolu Agency, al-Darsi said he would “take action” to unify the national intelligence apparatus. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

PM Serraj replaces top Cabinet Team

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reshuffled his cabinet. Following the recent fighting around Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj has appointed Fathi Bashagha, from Misrata, to lead the Ministry of Interior, replacing Abdessalam Achour, who had only held the position since February. According to a recent UN statement, members […]

Talks to Resume Construction of Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. A high-level Libyan delegation is reportedly planning to visit Russia soon to discuss resuming construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway. Nasir Shaglan, Economy and Industry Minister in the Government of National Accord (GNA) told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper that he held “wonderful negotiations” with the Russian Railways (RZhD) company earlier in September. He is quoted as […]