Haftar and the Tribes

From the Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya's tribes and their impact on the struggle for power. Click here to read the interview.

UN Condemns Massacre of Migrants in Libya

Statement by Yacoub El Hillo, Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, on the killing of migrants southwest of Tripoli: I am shocked by the horrific reports about Wednesday's shooting at a smuggling warehouse in Mezda [Mizda] killing 30 migrants and injuring 11 others. Human trafficking and smuggling, which I condemn in the strongest possible way, constitute a […]

Russia "Deploys Military Fighter Aircraft to Libya"

Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC, which is supporting the Libyan National Army's fight against the internationally recognized government of national accord, Africom officials said in a news release. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya from an air base in Russia after […]

Swiss Trader accused of alleged Oil Smuggling from Libya

By John Lee. Swiss-based Trial International has filed a criminal complaint ("dénonciation pénale") for complicity in pillage against Kolmar Group AG before the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland. According to a joint report published by Trial International and Public Eye on 2 March 2020, the Zug-based trading company had purchased smuggled gasoil […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Video: Russian Fighters "Flown out of Western Libya"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battle for Tripoli has taken another turn as Russian fighters allied with Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have retreated from the front lines. Haftar's forces have been trying to capture the capital […]

EUR 3 Million more for EU4PSL Project

Libya: additional € 3 million allocated to EU-funded EU4PSL project The EU Delegation to Libya announces an allocation of 3 million euros funding to EU4PSL - European Union for private sector in Libya, in addition to the previous 7 million euros. It is a project successfully implemented by Expertise France and in close collaboration with […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Crude Oil Pipeline, Sirte Oil Company (SOC) Aviation Services, Mabruk Oil Operations (MOO) (Source: National Oil Corporation)