Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

2020-10-20 10:54:47
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 […]
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4th Round of Libyan Talks starts in Geneva

2020-10-20 01:53:51
The 4th Round of the Libyan Joint Military Committee Talks starts in Geneva The fourth round of the Libyan (5+5) Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks began this morning at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with the presence and participation of the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (ASRSG) and Head […]
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Chevening Scholars share their Experiences

2020-10-20 01:52:25
With applications open for next year's Chevening Scholarships, two Libyan students have kindly shared their experiences of the process via Libya Business News.   1. By Alhareth Elshibani. Since my arrival to Libya in February 2017 from the United Kingdom, I have had a dream to be a force for change within my broken community. […]
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New Career Opportunities in Libya

2020-10-20 01:51:59
By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Country Security Manager, International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Field Security Officer, IOM - International Organization for Migration Regional Field Coordinator Advisor, Committed To Good (CTG) Monitoring & Evaluation Enumerator, Committed To Good (CTG) Case Worker, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Senior Registration Assistant, UNHCR […]
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EU, UK sanction Russian Businessman over Libya activites

2020-10-19 01:52:32
By John Lee. Both the European Union and the United Kingdom have placed sanctions on Kremlin insider Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, who is allegedly responsible for significant foreign mercenary activity in Libya and multiple breaches of the UN arms embargo. According to the EU's claim, Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close links, including financially, to […]

COVID-19 Response: SFL delivers Ventilators

2020-10-19 01:51:23
COVID-19 Response: The Stabilization Facility for Libya delivers ventilators to health authorities As a result of a need assessment carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Libyan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and with the aim of supporting the national response to COVID-19 in Libya, […]

US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)

2020-10-18 22:15:56
The U.S. Embassy Libya is accepting project proposals ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2021 Competition. U.S. ambassadors in eligible countries may submit proposals for projects to preserve cultural heritage in the host country. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and […]

Sarkozy charged in Libya Campaign Funding Probe

2020-10-17 23:03:37
By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. France's Sarkozy charged in Libya campaign funding probe Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a new charge as part of an inquiry into allegations he funded his successful 2007 campaign with cash […]

Williams meets Russian FM for talks on Libya

2020-10-16 23:51:34
Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (ASRSG) for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams completed an official visit to Moscow yesterday where she discussed the situation in Libya with Russian officials. ASRSG Williams held a productive meeting with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey […]

Kennedy-Lugar Scholarship Program 2021-2022

2020-10-16 01:51:10
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program provides scholarships for high school students to study for one academic year in the United States. YES students live with a host family, attend an American high school, acquire leadership skills, and engage in activities to learn about U.S. society and values; they also help educate Americans […]

EU Rehabilitates two Libyan Coastguard Vessels

2020-10-15 01:51:05
EU rehabilitates two vessels to reinforce Libyan capacity for search and rescue at sea Two vessels of the Libyan General Administration for Coastal Security (GACS) returned to Libya from the port of Bizerte (Tunisia) where they had been undergoing substantial repairs. The rehabilitation of the vessels was part of the Integrated Border and Migration Management […]

UN Postpones Libyan Human Rights Investigation

2020-10-14 07:51:38
By John Lee. The United Nations has agreed to postpone an investigations into human rights violations in Libya due to "the current liquidity crisis affecting the United Nations Secretariat and the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic". On 22 June 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Independent Fact-Finding Mission […]

New Help for Businesses in Tripoli and Benghazi

2020-10-13 12:28:01
Re-Start-Up is a two-day marathon where entrepreneurs, who lost their business due to the conflict, will develop innovative business ideas that can contribute to recovering the economy in their communities. The marathon will take place in Tripoli and in Benghazi, starting on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, and ending on Thursday, 22 October 2020, when a […]

UK Appoints New Trade Envoy to Libya

2020-10-13 12:27:56
By John Lee. The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has appointed Damien Moore MP (pictured) as his Trade Envoy to Libya and Tunisia. In a statement, the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) said: "We look forward to working with him on building the bilateral UK/Libya business relationship to the benefit of both countries' economies and […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

2020-10-13 12:27:51
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 […]

Latest Oil Tenders

2020-10-13 12:27:46
By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: MOG Quality Procedures, Mellitah Oil & Gas Construction of main Administration building At Al-Hariga terminal, Tobruk- Project No: P-50, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Telecommunications service via satellite (V-SAT), Mellitah Oil & Gas (Source: National Oil Corporation)

New Career Opportunities in Libya

2020-10-13 12:27:40
By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: National Humanitarian Affairs, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Child Protection Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Shelter Project Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) A Security & Access Coordinator, ACF International Grants Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) (Source: UN)

US Welcomes Reopening of Libyan Energy Sector

2020-10-12 23:52:20
U.S. Embassy Libya's statement on the apparent Libyan agreement to reopen the energy sector As responsible Libyan parties come together in UN-facilitated peaceful dialogue, the U.S. Embassy is encouraged by an apparent sovereign Libyan agreement to enable the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital and apolitical work. In an exchange of letters between […]

NOC Lifts Force Majeure at Al Sharara Field

2020-10-12 23:51:30
By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that it has reached what it describes as an 'honor agreement', under which the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFGs) "abides by ending the entire obstacles that face Al Sharara Field in a way that guarantees there will be no security breaches and in a way that […]

UNSMIL Statement on Resumption of Intra-Libyan Talks

2020-10-11 10:26:19
Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams (pictured) is pleased to announce the resumption of inclusive intra-Libyan talks, based on Security Council resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020. In view of […]

EU Ambassadors "support the National Oil Corporation"

2020-10-10 23:51:38
European Union Ambassadors support the National Oil Corporation and emphasize the necessity of its neutrality and keeping it away from any political tensions The National Oil Corporation (NOC)'s Chairman of the Board Eng. Mustafa Sanalla received His Excellency the Ambassador and Head of the European Union Mission to Libya and Their Excellency Ambassadors of European […]

Central Bank Governor meets with House of Representatives

2020-10-09 23:51:11
Governor of Central Bank of Libya meets with House of Representatives in Consultative Session The Governor of Central Bank of Libya (CBL), HE Mr Saddek Elkaber, has taken part in a consultative session with the House of Representatives in Tripoli to present an update on the state of the Libyan economy and respond to questions […]

Libyan Central Bank warns of Financial Collapse

2020-10-09 23:42:33
By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan Central Bank warns of financial collapse if oil production not restored The near halt of Libya's oil production and exportation amid the civil war could cause the country's economic collapse, the head […]

Addressing Improper Waste Management in ‎Libya

2020-10-08 23:59:59
Partnership for Cleaner Cities; Addressing Improper waste management in ‎Africa The Accelerator Labs in Ghana, Libya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vietnam, Paraguay, Laos, and Ukraine joined the Collective Intelligence Design Studio (CIDS) in Istanbul this year. The initiative organized by UNDP and Nesta, Innovation Foundation, aims to support UNDP's Accelerator Labs teams […]

EU considers Boots on the Ground in Libya

2020-10-08 01:51:34
By Jacopo Barigazzi, for Politico. EU draws up options for boots on the ground in Libya EU officials have drawn up plans to deploy European military observers to Libya if a cease-fire takes hold there - a potentially high-risk mission reflecting a drive by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell for the bloc to play a […]