Tag Archives | Niger

International Community Reaffirms Support for GNA

Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna 16 May 2016 We welcome the presence of Prime Minister al-Sarraj and commend his leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, a turning point in the Libyan political process. We express our strong support for the Libyan people in maintaining the unity of Libya. […]

Int'l Contact Group discusses Libyan Situation

The 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya (ICG-L) took place last week in Niger. The meeting was co-chaired by the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Citizens of Niger living Abroad of the Republic of Niger, […]

A Game-Changing Decision in Libya

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Libya has temporarily closed its borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria, and has declared emergency law in the seven southern regions of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra. As it attempts to exercise its authority over the whole country, the General National Congress has decreed that these areas are […]

LIA Claws Back Sovereign Assets

Libya Herald reports that, almost one year after the fall of Tripoli, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), Libya's sovereign-wealth fund, is still working to recover assets frozen during the revolution. The LIA is now also said to be investigating losses that have come to light, including $1.95bn related to investments made with Goldman Sachs and […]

Niger granted asylum to Saadi Gaddafi

This decision comes in defiance of Interpol’s request to extradite Saadi Gaddafi. Gaddafi’s second son, Seif al Islam, remains at large, according to the Tripoli Post. In other extradition news, Middle East Online reports that Mustafa Abdel Jalil promised that former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi will receive a fair trial pending his extradition from Tunisia. […]