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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, […]

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 […]