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Sudan Closes Borders with Libya

By John Lee. Sudan’s Sovereign Council has ordered the closure of the country’s borders with Libya and the Central African Republic. Reuters says the order cited “unspecified security and economic ‘dangers‘”, while Anadolu Agency said it was to “prevent the smuggling of strategic goods“. Sudan is suffering from the scarcity of goods, high exchange rates […]

EU-funded programme trains University Professors

By John Lee. The EU-funded SLEIDSE programme offered a high-level international training in Entrepreneurship and Business Development Teaching to 6 Libyan University professors from Benghazi, Garyan, Misrata, Sabah, Tripoli and Zintan on 16-21 September in Tunis, Tunisia. This operational business education will be taught for free to 90 Libyan students and young graduates with business […]

Conference on Enterpreneurship and Microenterprises

On 21st – 22nd September 2019, a joint conference on private sector development took place in Misrata in the framework of the project “Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment” (SLEIDSE), co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the French Government and implemented by Expertise France. The objective of this Misrata University […]

LBBC to hold Conference in Tunis in November

The Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) has announced that it will be taking a business delegation to Tunis again this year – from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 November, 2019. This follows on from last year’s very successful trade and investment mission, when it took over 60 representatives from 36 member companies to Tunis to […]

UNDP kicks off work in Ghat

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) started the rehabilitation of the Albirkht Medical Center in Ghat, as part of the “Strenthening Local Capacities for Recovery and Resilience” project funded by the European Union (EU). With the US$1.2 million allocated to Ghat, the EU-UNDP Resilience initiative has already started the process to provide the city with […]

What Future for Solar Power in Libya

By John Lee. Could solar power be the answer to Libya’s energy problems? The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has installed solar panels in 15 Libyan hospitals, and Austrian and Italian companies are also lending their expertise to the country’s development of and research on solar power. But writing in The New Arab, Austin Bodetti says […]