Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Support for Hifter could cost Egypt work in Libya

By Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt’s support for Hifter could cost it work in Libya Egyptians looking to snag lucrative reconstruction contracts in Libya are divided over whether their country’s support for one side in the […]

GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

Tripoli Govt “Threatens to Suspend” 40 Foreign firms

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly asked 40 foreign firms to renew their licences or have their operations suspended. According to Reuters, the companies, including Total of France, have three months to renew their licences. The decree from the Ministry of Economy and Industry was issued while GNA Prime […]

Tripoli Govt hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has hired public strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs LLC to lobby on its behalf in Washington. Recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the services that Mercury is expected to provide include “strategic consulting, government relations/lobbying, and media relations and management.” The contract was […]

Adapting to the New Libya

By Tarek Megerisi. Libya’s escalating war is changing political realities, necessitating a new framework for conflict resolution and power sharing. Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli on April 4 was a paradigm-shifting event whose importance remains lost on the global diplomatic community. Haftar’s actions closed the door on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and on attempts […]

Egypt reiterates Support for Hifter

By Ahmed Gomaa for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt reiterates support for Hifter to protect border Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Hifter visited Egypt on April 14 to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and discuss new […]

Tripoli Interior Ministry “stops dealing with France”

By John Lee. The interior minister in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has told ministry officials to “stop dealing with France” due to the latter’s support for renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, Anadolu reports. Early this month, Haftar, who is affiliated with a rival government based in the country’s east, launched a military campaign […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]