Weekend for Enterpreneurs in Tripoli

A Startup Weekend will be held for the first time in Libya, at the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli from Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd. Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, […]

Libya, Spain to Review Ghadafi-Era Contracts

Libya and Spain agreed on Monday form a joint committee to review the contracts signed by Spanish firms with the previous regime of Col. Muamar Ghadafi. According to the Libya Herald, the accord was reached during the visit to Tripoli of Spain’s foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, and its development minister Ana Pastor, who are […]

Weekly Security Update

Political Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail was sworn into office by the National Assembly on 11 December, with a total of 86 votes in favour out of 114 representatives. The Supreme Court still has to decide on an integrity committee’s ruling against Shuwail.  After being approved, Shuwail told the assembled representatives that his ministry will now […]

A Game-Changing Decision in Libya

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Libya has temporarily closed its borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria, and has declared emergency law in the seven southern regions of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. As it attempts to exercise its authority over the whole country, the General National Congress has decreed that these areas are […]

Eni to Invest $8 Billion in Libya

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan, the Libyan Minister of Petroleum Abdelbari al Arusi, and Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni (pictured), met on Sunday in Tripoli to discuss Eni's activities and future projects in the country. During the meeting, which was held in an atmosphere of cordiality, Paolo Scaroni presented an investment plan worth $8 billion for […]

Turkish Airlines Launches Flights to Sebha

Turkish Airlines has launched its first flights to the Libyan city of Sebha. The flights will run three times per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, in both directions. The airline already serves Benghazi, Misurata and Tripoli. (Source: Turkish Airlines)