Libyan tribes offer to end oil blockade amid talks over distribution of revenues

01/07/2020 – Libyan tribes loyal to putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Monday offered to end their blockade of the country’s oil production, which has cost Libya over $6 billion since January, as part of a political settlement in the war-torn country. Continuer à lire … « Libyan tribes offer to end oil blockade amid talks over distribution of revenues »

Libya’s Defense Ministry says it won’t allow mercenaries to use oilfields

01/07/2020 – The Libyan Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it won’t allow mercenaries and criminal gangs to take advantage of oil fields and energy resources in Libya.

The Deputy Defense Minister Salah Al-Namroush said in a statement that energy resources and oil fields and terminals as well as water springs are for Libyans and won’t be allowed to fall in the hands of vandals and extortionists as well as mercenaries and criminal gangs. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s Defense Ministry says it won’t allow mercenaries to use oilfields »

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

30/06/2020 – The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). Continuer à lire … « Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic »

Israel research centre: Turkey’s role in Libya threatens Tel Aviv’s interests

30/06/2020 – The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies said the victories achieved by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya threaten the interests of the Israeli authorities.

In a report, the INSS said the recent gains made by the internationally recognised GNA with the support of Turkey “signals its [Ankara’s] dominance among the outside powers seeking to influence the sparsely populated but oil-rich nation”. Continuer à lire … « Israel research centre: Turkey’s role in Libya threatens Tel Aviv’s interests »

Tunisian President: The conflict in Libya is now between two « American and Russian » empires.

30/06/2020 – The Tunisian President, Qais Saeed, said, Sunday, that the problem and conflict in Libya are between two « American and Russian » empires, stressing that his country will never accept the division of Libya. « Saeed » added in press statements that his country paid a heavy price for this endless war, financially and securityly, even within its political classes, as if the Libyan problem was Tunisian-Tunisian. The Tunisian president reiterated his proposal, which is to hold a meeting between all representatives of the Libyan tribes with the aim of drafting an interim constitution allowing the organization of public authorities in the country, then preparing a new constitution acceptable to all Libyans.


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Tunisian-Greek discussions on security developments in Libya

30/06/2020 – Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Noureddine El-Rai, discussed, Monday, with his Greek counterpart, « Nikos Dundias, » the developments of security and military situations in Libya. The media office of the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that during the meeting held in Tunis, the two sides exchanged views on the situation in the region, especially the Libyan crisis and its repercussions on neighboring countries. The two ministers affirmed the support of Tunisia and Greece for a peaceful Libyan-Libyan consensual solution, and adherence to international legitimacy and relevant UN resolutions to ensure the unity of Libya, security and prosperity of its people.


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Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette

30/06/2020 – Algeria’s Navy will in two years’ time take delivery of a 96 metre long corvette from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ).

The project was revealed by United Kingdom-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register, which on 24 June said it had been selected to provide assurance and certification services to HZ for two significant naval projects with the Algerian and Thai navies. HZ is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). Continuer à lire … « Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette »

Morocco reportedly orders Sherpa armoured vehicles

30/06/2020 – Morocco has apparently ordered 36 Sherpa armoured vehicles from France’s Arquus, in Light Scout and Light Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) models.

This is according to France’s DSI Magazine, which gave no further details on the acquisition and there has been no comment available from Arquus (formerly Renault Trucks Defence). Continuer à lire … « Morocco reportedly orders Sherpa armoured vehicles »

Russian nuclear group proposing small modular reactors for Africa

30/06/2020 – Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom is highlighting the potential benefits to African countries provided by small modular reactors (SMRs). The group has accumulated 400 reactor-years of experience in operating small reactors, including those onboard Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, small nuclear power plants (NPP) on land, and on a floating NPP. Continuer à lire … « Russian nuclear group proposing small modular reactors for Africa »

Zim gold smuggled to Dubai via South Africa — Minister

30/06/2020 – GOVERNMENT has expressed concern over the smuggling of the country’s gold to Dubai via South Africa, and is putting in place measures to curb the vice so as to ensure increased formal deliveries of the precious metal.Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube revealed this on Thursday during a field day at the Bubi Gold Milling Centre where he was the guest of honour. The centre was commissioned by Vice-President Dr Constantino Chiwenga last year as a pilot project run by the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC). The centre was set up to help increase gold output by the small-scale mining sector. Continuer à lire … « Zim gold smuggled to Dubai via South Africa — Minister »