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4th Round of Libyan Talks starts in Geneva

The 4th Round of the Libyan Joint Military Committee Talks starts in Geneva The fourth round of the Libyan (5+5) Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks began this morning at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with the presence and participation of the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (ASRSG) and Head […]

Swiss Trader accused of alleged Oil Smuggling from Libya

By John Lee. Swiss-based Trial International has filed a criminal complaint ("dénonciation pénale") for complicity in pillage against Kolmar Group AG before the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland. According to a joint report published by Trial International and Public Eye on 2 March 2020, the Zug-based trading company had purchased smuggled gasoil […]

Swiss Trader allegedly involved in Libyan Fuel Smuggling

By John Lee. Public Eye and Trial International claim to have uncovered business transactions in 2014 and 2015 between the Swiss trader Kolmar Group AG and a smuggling network whose main players are now facing trial in Sicily. Commenting on the report, NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said: "The specific case in this report is the […]

Video: Libya Ceasefire Talks Resume in Geneva

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Talks to establish a lasting ceasefire in Libya have resumed in Geneva. It is the latest attempt to forge a political deal between Libya's internationally-recognised government and renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. But as […]

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 […]

Edtech Start-Up Wins Tripoli Pitching Event

By John Lee. Libyan educational tech startup iStudy has won this year's Seedstars Tripoli pitching event. iStudy is a smartphone app for Android and IOS for parents to watch their children progress at school. It will now represent Libya in the regional summit in Morocco in December, and in the Seedstars Summit 2020 in Switzerland. […]

LifeCo Gas Supply Suspended pending Debt Payment

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed the suspension of natural gas supply to the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LifeCo) pending settlement of unpaid debts. In a statement, NOC said: "NOC management has attempted to resolve the issue through various consultations aimed at rooting out corruption and ensuring operational continuity at LifeCo plants. NOC has […]