Tag Archives | Misrata

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

EU supports Fight Against Gender Discrimination

By John Lee. The European Union has issued a statement saying it supports a gender equality awareness raising campaign during the international 16-Days of Activism in Libya. Several sessions which targeted different age groups were conducted at a secondary school in the city of Misrata. Social workers presented information about reproductive health and well-being of […]

EU supports Training Program for Libyan Women

An EU-supported training program for women in the city of Misurata was concluded last week in the framework of the Libyan Women’s Support Project in the Public Sector, supported by the European Union in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Rehabilitation in the Government of Al-Wefaq and in coordination with UK-based Crown Agents. About […]

Video: Returnees count Cost of Destruction in Tawergha

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Returning home after seven years in a camp for displaced people, Libyans from the town of Tawergha struggle to eke out a living in their vandalized land and properties. After being chased away by militia […]

Video: IDPs Running out of Time and Resources

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi has displaced hundreds of families who have come to rely on the government, UN and NGO support. But now that support has starting to fade and IDPs […]

French Foreign Minister visits Libya

France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will be in Tripoli, Misurata, Tobruk, and Rajma on July 23. This visit follows the international conference on Libya hosted by the French President on May 29 and under the authority of the UN, represented by Ghassan Salamé, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya. […]

Video: Historic deal between Misrata and Tawergha

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Thousands of people could return to their homes in Libya after a reconciliation deal between two feuding communities. People living in Tawergha were accused of supporting former leader Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 uprising. […]

Concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement

Reconciliation Technical Committee identifies concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement; UN to play central role The Technical Committee of the “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya” project met this week with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ghassan Salamé (pictured) and the State Minister for IDP Affairs Youssef Jalala to discuss the safe […]