Tag Archives | Misrata

Video: IDPs Running out of Time and Resources

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi has displaced hundreds of families who have come to rely on the government, UN and NGO support. But now that support has starting to fade and IDPs […]

French Foreign Minister visits Libya

France's Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will be in Tripoli, Misurata, Tobruk, and Rajma on July 23. This visit follows the international conference on Libya hosted by the French President on May 29 and under the authority of the UN, represented by Ghassan Salamé, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya. […]

Video: Historic deal between Misrata and Tawergha

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Thousands of people could return to their homes in Libya after a reconciliation deal between two feuding communities. People living in Tawergha were accused of supporting former leader Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 uprising. […]

Concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement

Reconciliation Technical Committee identifies concrete steps to implement Tawergha Misrata Agreement; UN to play central role The Technical Committee of the “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya” project met this week with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ghassan Salamé (pictured) and the State Minister for IDP Affairs Youssef Jalala to discuss the safe […]

Tawerghans Barred from Returning Home

From Human Rights Watch. Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement. Two men have died following strokes since February 1, 2018, in the deteriorating conditions for families stranded in […]

Huge Seizure of Drugs at Misrata Port

By John Lee. Customs authorities at the port Misrata have reportedly seized 11 million narcotic pills on Sunday. A local customs official told Xinhua that the Tramadol tablets were seized in two containers, one containing electric appliances and the other containing juice boxes, coming from Asia and Europe. (Source: Xinhua)

Mayor of Misrata Kidnapped and Killed

By John Lee. Unidentified gunmen have reportedly kidnapped and killed the mayor of Misrata late on Sunday. According to BBC News, Mohamad Eshtewi's body was found dumped in the street not long after returning from an official visit to Turkey. Ghassan Salame, special representative to Libya's UN mission (UNSMIL), said he felt "deep grief". (Sources: BBC […]

Siemens in 700m EUR Power Deal

Germany's Siemens has signed contracts with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by approximately 1.3 gigawatts (GW). Under these contracts Siemens will build a 650 MW open cycle power plant in Misrata, equipped with two F-class gas turbines (pictured), and a 690 MW open cycle power […]