Tag Archives | Tripoli

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 […]

Libya Migration Working Group convenes in Tripoli

Libya Migration Working Group Convenes in Tripoli for third time The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IOM, the UN Migration Agency co-chaired the third Migration Working Group meeting in Tripoli. During the meeting, held on 25 April, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participants heard the national identified priorities for international assistance in the […]

Fire closes Tripoli Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Xinhua reports that a fire following an explosion at a fuel pipeline in Zawiya, 45 km west of Tripoli, has been extinguished on Monday. The blast occurred accidentally on the 16-inch pipeline between the oil storage depots of Zawiya and Tripoli, which transports more than two-thirds of Tripoli’s fuel supply. The closure caused […]

Bani Walid receives Ambulances from SFL

The municipality of Bani Walid, in the west of Libya, has received three intensive care ambulances from the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Facility is an immediate stabilization initiative which provides quick rehabilitation of critical infrastructure aimed […]

Siemens in 700m EUR Power Deal

Germany’s Siemens has signed contracts with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW). Under these contracts Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines (pictured), and a 690 MW open cycle power […]

Hyundai to complete Power Plant in Tripoli

By John Lee. South Korea’s Hyundai has reportedly announced it will return to Libya early next year to complete the suspended Tripoli West Power Plant project. Sources at the Libyan state-owned General Electricity Company (GECOL) told Xinhua that embassy officials and representatives of Hyundai held talks with GECOL regarding security arrangements in preparation for the […]

Tripoli-Tobruk Flights Suspended

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the Prime Minister of Libya’s Tobruk-based government, Abdullah Al-Thinni (pictured), has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk Airport. The move follows Tobruk Airport’s refusal to allow a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members to land. Tobruk-bound flights are now landing at Benghazi’s Benina […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]