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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, […]

AFM in Libya for bilateral talks

A delegation from the Armed Forces of Malta today met with the Libyan Armed Forces in Tripoli.  On arrival in Tripoli aboard an AFM Kingair aircraft, Brigadier Xuereb was met by Admiral Hassan Ali Bushnak, Chief of Staff of the Libyan Navy. The delegation proceeded to the General Headquarters of the Libyan Armed Forces where […]

Weekly Security Review

AKE Oil Regions Assessment AKE personnel on the ground have visited Libya’s major oil regions and will be releasing an assessment of the security situation at major facilities along the coast and in the Sirte and Murzuq basins. For details on how to receive a copy of the report contact us at [email protected] Projections Security […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections Security in Tripoli will remain good overall, although there is a continued risk of clashes between rival militias as well as the national army. Travel around the city will remain fluid, although the frequency of checkpoints may increase in response to perceived threats or tensions between different militia groups. Benghazi will remain calm, although […]

Libya seeks Jordan help in fighting ex-regime officials

Libya wants Amman to help fight remnants of slain dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s regime if found in Jordan, a government statement said on Wednesday as the two nations vowed to boost their ties. Libya is “looking forward for Jordanian help in fighting remnants of the old regime if they are found in Jordan,” the statement quoted […]

A follow-up business visit

This is just an update on my recent visit to Libya. I met the Ministry of Education officials again and received a warm reception.  The Head of Vocational Education colleges asked me to visit six colleges in the Tripoli area so I now have some ideas for him on prioritising recovery work and how it […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain stable, although there is an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes on the outskirts of the city involving militia groups and National Army units. In the West of the country the risk of clashes is assessed to be higher by AKE personnel on the ground. In recent months clashes have occurred in […]