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Sufi Sites in Libya under Attack

By Justin Salhani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Attacks on Sufi Islamic sites in Libya have left the religious group feeling targeted, as instability in parts of the fragile nation continues following the 2011 revolution that deposed longtime autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. Sufis […]

Prominent Activist Slain in Libya

One of Libya's most prominent female activists was assassinated in Benghazi last week when gunmen stormed her house. According to the Wall Street Journal, Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer and rights activist, was at the forefront in the 2011 uprising and had since become an international face for Libyans' efforts to build democracy in their country. […]

What Prospects for Libya's Private Sector?

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Husni Bey, the chairman of HB Group -- according to some, Libya's richest man -- is not happy with Libya's lack of progress towards a free market economy. In an interview with Voice of America, he criticised what he sees as a national mentality that wants everything from the government, and said […]

Libya Shows Biggest Gain in Freedom Report

A new report from Freedom House cites Libya as a relative success story in the MENA region. Having ranked among the world’s worst tyrannies for decades, the country scored major gains in 2012, especially in the political rights categories, and is now ranked as "Partly Free". According to Freedom in the World 2013, Libya continues […]