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Using Tech in Improve Waste Management in Libya

By Osama Mansour, Head of Exploration at UNDP's Accelerator Lab in Libya. Is technological innovation the key to improve Solid Waste Management? An ingredient that the Accelerator Lab in Libya is testing. Charles Kettering once said: "A problem well stated is half solved." The Accelerator Lab in Libya has dig deep to understand the complex […]

Entrepreneurs launch Online Education during the COVID-19

Young entrepreneurs in Libya provide educational online solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic Millions of schoolchildren worldwide are learning at home these days, and educators are striving to ensure that learning continues. Like in most of the countries in the Arab world, in Libya, the Government shut down schools to combat COVID-19, while teachers, parents, and […]

Video: Libya's Entrepreneurs find Opportunities amid Fighting

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Nearly a year of fighting near Libya's capital has taken a heavy toll on the economy. Many businesses have closed and young people have sought work abroad. But some entrepreneurs say they are determined […]

Libyan Mining "may become More Important than Oil"

By John Lee. The Economy Minister of Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), has said that mining may eventually become a more significant economic activity than oil production. S&P Global Platts quotes Ali Al-Issawi as telling the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in London: "Libya has gold, magnesium and iron ore ....... (mining) could […]

China to build Solar Power Plant in Eastern Libya

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya's Eastern-based government, Abdullah al-Thani [Thinni], has laid the foundation stone for a new 100-MW solar power plant in Kufra. Built on a 200-hectares site, the project is being implemented a Chinese company. (Source: Tobruk-based Government)

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

Algeria, Libya Plan Free Trade Zone

By John Lee. Algerian Minister of Trade Kamel Rezig (pictured) has reportedly announced a joint initiative with Libya to establish a free trade area. Xinhua quotes him as telling 300 businessmen at an Algerian-Libyan Business Forum in Algiers that his government is keen to remove all obstacles to boosting trade with Libya. He also revealed that […]