Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians

2018/04/12 – Members of the Tuareg community gathered in Ubari town in southwestern Libya to condemn in the strongest terms the airstrike conducted by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) near Awaynat town last Thursday, which killed 11 people; AFRICOM claimed they were al-Qaeda militants. Continuer à lire … « Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians »

Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence

2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »

Libya – New spy chief in appointed

2018/04/11 – Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) appointed on Thursday Abdullah A-Dersi as the new intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Qader al-Tuhami, according to a statement released late Wednesday by the head of the government’s Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj.

Following his appointment, Al-Dresi told a local television channel that he would take action to unify the Libyan intelligence apparatus.

He said that Libya’s intelligence services safeguard the country’s security and should be kept out of political disputes.

Libyan Expres /Sahel-Elite Image: Abdullah Al-Dresi (Photo: Internet)

Libya replaces interior minister in security reform drive

2018/07/10 – The head of Libya’s UN-backed government on Sunday reshuffled key cabinet posts, replacing the interior minister amid efforts to bolster security in the wake of fighting around Tripoli.

“Fathi Bashagha is (now) in charge of the interior ministry”, according to a decree signed by Fayez al-Sarraj, who leads the Government of National Accord (GNA). Continuer à lire … « Libya replaces interior minister in security reform drive »

Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects

2018/02/10 – A high-level delegation from Libya will soon visit Russia to discuss projects for cooperation in the sphere of railway construction, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Economy and Industry Minister Nasir Shaglan told Kommersant newspaper in an interview published on Sunday, Sputnik reported.  Continuer à lire … « Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects »

Libya’s divisions

2018/09/15  – Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilize a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The capital has been shaken by heavy clashes and a militant attack on the headquarters of state oil firm NOC, casting new doubt on the election plan. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s divisions »

Libya – Salame Affirms Difficulty to Hold Elections in Libya

2018/07/17 – Head of the UN Mission to Libya Ghassan Salame has said that “without the right conditions, it would be unwise to conduct elections” in the country.

“Without clear and strong messaging to those who would attempt to stall or disrupt these elections, the conditions will not be met,” Salame told the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Salame Affirms Difficulty to Hold Elections in Libya »