Author Archive | Arabella Wickham

Weekly Security Update

Overview The major theme this week remains the tensions over the Government’s intent to dismantle the militias and their refusal to cooperate.  This should not come as any surprise as those who did the ‘heavy lifting’ to rid Libya of Gaddafi are now not keen to see their influence and hold on society diminish.  It […]

Weekly Security Update

This week has been a continuation of the past few months with protests in the Oil and Gas sector ending at Waha but others occurring sporadically, such as Zueitina residents who took part in a sit-in outside the gates of the oil terminal near Ajdabiya; and with continuing concern at the intimidation and persecution of […]

Weekly Security Update

This week has seen the usual trend of small-scale incidents of violence across the country, whether directed at the Police or Supreme Security Committee (SSC) and continuing frictions within the oil and gas sector with squabbles over the right to guard such lucrative assets and a wider lack of employment opportunities in the sector.  This […]

Weekly Security Update

The key elements that have occurred this week have predominantly been in the strategic arena and connected to the US.  The first instance was the appointment of Deborah Jones as the new US Ambassador to Libya to replace the murdered Christopher Stevens.  The announcement was made on the back of a visit by Prime Minister […]

Weekly Security Update

The big regional story this week was the announcement from Chadian forces that on 2nd March they had conducted an operation in Northern Mali to destroy a terrorist camp and in the process had killed the mastermind of the Algerian Al Amenas refinery attack, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, along with several others.  This is a significant blow […]

Weekly Security Update

    By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) This week, like last, has been relatively quiet in terms of security incidents.  The four Christians that were arrested last week in Benghazi for the offence ofproselytizing continue to be held.  The four - a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) The major news of the week has been that the second anniversary of the 17th February Revolution passed off peacefully across Libya despite a great deal of concern being expressed by many, both inside and outside the country. There were major rallies […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. This past week has continued to be dominated by events outside the borders of Libya but which have serious potential implications for Libya and its ongoing difficult security and political situation.  In terms of Libya itself it appears clear that there is a pattern emerging of direct intimidation […]