Tag Archives | Misurata

Interior Minister "Restored to Post"

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly restored Fathi Bashagha to the post of Interior Minister. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] had suspended the Misratan-born minister at the end of August, following protests over living conditions. More here. (Sources: Reuters, Al Jazeera)

UNSMIL Congratulates Misrata on Successful Elections

UNSMIL congratulates people of Misrata on successful municipal elections The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates the citizens of Misrata on a peaceful and successful electoral process conducted yesterday 03 September 2020. "This election has, once again, demonstrated the Libyans' determination to exercise their democratic rights to elect their representatives, defying the many […]

Serraj Suspends GNA Interior Minister

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) suspended Misratan-born Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha [pictured] on Friday, setting up a major split within the Tripoli-based government that threatens progress […]

US Chargé d'Affaires visits Misrata

On Monday, US Chargé d'Affaires Joshua Harris visited Misrata, Libya to consult with Libyan leaders about forestalling military escalation in Sirte and al-Jufra; reopening Libya's energy sector; and intensifying Libyan efforts to demobilize, disarm, and reintegrate violent militias. In meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, Chargé Harris reiterated […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Boat Charter Services, Mabruk Oil Operations (MOO) Upgrading of Loading Point at Misrata, Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) (Source: National Oil Corporation)

Closure of Gas Pipeline to Power Stations

NOC confirms illegal closure of pipeline providing gas to the power stations and strategic factories in Western Libya The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed the illegal closure on Thursday April 9, 2020, of a gas pipeline which provides approximately 200 million cubic feet of gas daily to cement factories and to el-Khoms and Misurata […]

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 […]

EU supports Fight Against Gender Discrimination

By John Lee. The European Union has issued a statement saying it supports a gender equality awareness raising campaign during the international 16-Days of Activism in Libya. Several sessions which targeted different age groups were conducted at a secondary school in the city of Misrata. Social workers presented information about reproductive health and well-being of […]