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Italy’s Conte planning Conference on Libya

By John Lee. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he is organising a conference to look for ways to stabilise Libya. At a press conference following his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Conte said: “Many of the migration routes from African countries concentrate in the Libyan area. But it’s […]

France, Italy, UK, US Welcome Resumption of Oil Production

The leaders of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States issued a statement on the resumed work of Libya’s National Oil Corporation on behalf of all Libyans: “The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 June 2018, welcome the announcement that Libya’s National Oil […]

Sirte, Hariga Blockade Costing Libya $67m/day

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has met with the new US Charge d’Affaires to Libya, Mr Joshua Harris. Mr Harris took up the post succeeding Ms Stephanie Williams, who was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya. The two parties discussed recent events […]

UN Appoints American to Key Libyan Role

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Stephanie T. Williams of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams was formerly Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the United States Embassy in Tripoli (Libya External Office). She brings more than […]

France, Italy, UK, US Back Tripoli NOC

The leaders of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States issued a statement on the control of the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oilfields: “The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned about the announcement that the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil fields and facilities will […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018. AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), US forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four ISIS-Libya militants. At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike. In a statement, the US Africa Command said: “The United States will not relent in its […]