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Libya, France to boost Military Cooperation

Following a recent visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and meetings with country's intrim minister for defence Osama al-Juwali, French defence minister Gerard Longuet had discussions on issues to boost cooperation. Bioth sides also agreed to look into boosting maritime security and controlling Libya's borders. There has been concerns by foreign states about the Libyan […]

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Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain calm, although the risk of clashes between rival militia groups in the city will remain. Although it remains unclear to what extent elements formerly loyal to the Gaddafi regime remain, and if they possess the capability to carry out attacks in the country, the risk of attacks by those opposed to […]

Tribal elders negotiate end to Libya clashes

Tribal elders from around Libya are negotiating an end to clashes in the far southeast of the country which have killed dozens of people in the last two weeks, one of the tribes said Tuesday. Fighting in the city of Al-Kufra between two tribes with a long-standing rivalry has provided a fresh challenge for Libya’s […]

Weekly Security Review

Tripoli Over recent weeks there have been unconfirmed reports of intelligence relating to apparent hostile groups looking to carrying out attacks in the city around the time of anniversary celebrations on 17 February. Although there remains a risk of one-off attacks even after the celebrations, it is unclear to what extent these hostile groups exist, and it […]

Libya's Oil - First Risk & Security Assessment of Infrastructure Released

Tripoli – International Risk Mitigation Company AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities. Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to those companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aim was to assess the threat level in the […]

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AKE Libyan Oil Infrastructure Assessment

AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities. Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aimed to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with the energy industry. The […]

Libya struggles to revive economy year after uprising

Oil exports are approaching pre-conflict levels and international sanctions have been lifted, but four months after fighting ended, experts warn that Libya’s financial situation remains fragile. The new leadership has inherited an economy in disarray, plagued by the corruption and mood swings of deposed ruler Muammar Gaddafi and his clan, who controlled Libya’s key oil […]

One Libyan in three wants return to authoritarian rule

Almost a year after the start of the Libyan uprising that led to the ousting and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, new research suggests more than a third of its citizens would rather return to being ruled by a strongman than embrace democracy. Despite thousands of deaths in the revolt against Colonel Gaddafi's 40-year rule, […]