Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

UN Secretary-General on calls for Humanitarian Pause

Statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the positive response of Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause The Secretary-General welcomes the positive responses by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) on 18 and 21 March respectively, to the calls for a humanitarian pause to stop the […]

What would Khalifa Haftar's Libya look like?

By Dr Matthew Herbert, for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya's main internationally recognised government. […]

Libyan Mining "may become More Important than Oil"

By John Lee. The Economy Minister of Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), has said that mining may eventually become a more significant economic activity than oil production. S&P Global Platts quotes Ali Al-Issawi as telling the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in London: "Libya has gold, magnesium and iron ore ....... (mining) could […]

GNA asks US to Set Up Military Base in Libya

By John Lee. The interior minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly called on the US to set up a base in the country to counter-balance Russian influence in the region. Fathi Bashagha (pictured) told Bloomberg: “... we hope that the redeployment [of US forces in Africa] includes Libya so it […]

US Extends Sanctions on Gaddafi’s family

By John Lee. In a letter sent to the US Congress yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he has extended sanctions placed on the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for another year “to protect against the diversion of assets”, citing the on-going conflict in the country as constituting an “extraordinary threat” to US […]

Joint Military Commission Starts Meeting in Geneva

By John Lee. The 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission is starting its meeting under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. Five senior officers appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and five senior officers appointed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) are participating in the talks, which are moderated by […]

Video: Weapons arriving in Libya Despite Embargo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Concerns are growing in Libya that the forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar may be preparing to renew full-scale fighting, despite a ceasefire that has loosely been in place for three weeks. […]

UNSMIL: Continued Blatant Violations of Arms Embargo

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deeply regrets the continued blatant violations of the arms embargo in Libya, even after the commitments made in this regard by concerned countries during the International Conference on Libya in Berlin, held on 19 January 2020. The 12 January truce agreed by the Government of National Accord […]