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Sonde Resources Reaches Agreement on Gulf of Gabes

Canadian energy group Sonde Resources has reached agreement with the Joint Oil authority on terms for Sonde to enter the second phase of the exploration period on the Joint Oil block in the Gulf of Gabes offshore Libya and Tunisia. According to a report from Oil & Gas Journal, the agreement allows Sonde to defer […]

Controversy over Libya's $200m Tunisia Deal

There have been demonstrations in Benghazi to protest at the decision of President Mohammed Magarief to give a $200 million development package to Tunisia. Officials have said that the package is a loan, not a gift, and will be repaid to Libya in full; it is also being reported that the package comprises a $100-million […]

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Libya Plans Forestation Project

Libya's Ministry of Agriculture is planning a national forestation campaign, to be carried out over the next 12 months. The scheme will include the planting of 5 million seedlings provided by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture. According to Libya Herald, during the Qaddafi era there was considerable loss of tree cover due to a general […]

Husni Bey to bring Monoprix to Libya

The Tunisian company Société Nouvelle Maison de la Ville de Tunis (SNMVT Monoprix), has reportedly signed a partnership agreement with Libya's HB Group to open 30 Monoprix stores in Libya. HB Group, which is said to be the largest private holding company and largest private employer in Libya, is headed by well-known Libyan businessman Husni […]

Tunisia: 40% of summer fruit exports go to Libya

Tunisia’s exports of summer fruits increased by 17% reaching 32,500 tons, against 27,600 tons in the same period last year, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday. During this season, official forecasts in Tunisia expect overall exports of summer fruit to reach nearly 41 million tonnes. "The target sought-after is to exceed the volume exported in 2011 […]

Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Closed

The Libyan-Tunisian border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] was closed by the Libyan authorities on Sunday following angry clashes between Libyans and Tunisians over the weekend. According to the Libya Helrald, the dispute started on Friday between when a Libyan and a Tunisian, both unnamed, were involved in an […]

Libya, Tunisia and Egypt consider cancelling travel visas for citizens

Egypt, Tunisia and Libya will consider whether to allow citizens to travel among the three countries without the need for a visa. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is investigating the suggestion. This comes after Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan foreign ministers issued what they call the "Cairo Declaration" on Sunday from Egypt's foreign affairs ministry. The declaration […]

Bomb explodes outside Tunisian consulate in Tripoli

A bomb exploded outside the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli on Tuesday, causing damage but no injuries, a Libyan security official said, the latest in a rash of attacks on foreign targets in the North African state. Resentment of Tunisia among remaining supporters of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi may have been stirred by Tunisia's extradition […]