Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

UK Lawmakers push for Urgent Engagement with Haftar

A report by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) — an influential body set up to ensure that British Conservative parliamentarians understand the Middle East — has urged the UK to engage with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). It also says the UK should reconsider its relationship […]

NSG Leader “Wounded” in Tripoli Clashes

By John Lee. Armed groups loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have with reportedly regained control of the Rixos Hotel complex, which had been used as a base by the alternative National Salvation Government (NSG) led by Islamist ex-premier Khalifa Ghwell. Ghwell was said to have been slightly wounded in the clashes. […]

Dedicated Centre for Women in Obari

As people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, the oasis town of Obari in South west Libya has some cause to celebrate. Work has begun on rehabilitating a part of the municipality building, now dedicated to setting up Markez Fetat-Obari or Girl Obari Centre, a Centre for supporting women in the […]

Sanalla Speaks Out on NOC Neutrality

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has said the country’s oil sector must not be a political bargaining chip, and urged all sides to refrain from conflict over oil infrastructure: “NOC has always stood for the unity of the country, and we will continue to do so. Our […]

GNA Prime Minister, Fayez Serraj visits Russia

The head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Serraj, is currently visiting Moscow for high level talks with the Russian government. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured) described Russia as an old friend of Libya and said: “We are convinced that only the Libyan people themselves can overcome the current crisis, all the […]

Int’l Community ready to Support Libya

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States to Libya (25.02.17): The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate our commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and our support for the Libyan […]

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Explained

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued the following helpful primer on the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL): Quick Facts: Grantee: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Program Duration: October 2016–September 2017 Total Donor Funding Pledged: $31 million USAID Contribution: $2 million Description:  Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National […]

GNA Requests Support from NATO

By John Lee. The NATO Secretary-General said on Thursday that he had received a new request from Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military. Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told a news conference: “We have said for some time that we are ready to help Libya. But of course any NATO […]