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 »

Libya black market run by the same militias controlling government (Opinion)

2018/05/21 – Little has been known or even touched upon by media and the press about the millions of dollars militias have been making in illicit dealings in Libya black market, especially the capital Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya black market run by the same militias controlling government (Opinion) »

Can Libya Survive Without Haftar?

2018/04/16 – Libya was thrown into further flux this past week amid reports of the death of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. His exact condition remains unclear; Haftar was reportedly hospitalized in Jordan after suffering a stroke before falling into a coma after his transfer to a hospital in France. Other sources reported that eastern strongman passed away while in Paris. Reports of his death, while unconfirmed, will significantly impact the calculus of Libya’s major players, both domestically and regionally. Haftar’s death could serve as an opportunity to revive political dialogue, but it could also trigger an escalated conflict between Libya’s competing factions that would further fragment the country.   Continuer à lire … « Can Libya Survive Without Haftar? »

Libya – GNA Planning Minister: All Country’s Economic Problems Will be Solved If Libyans Reach Political Solution

2018/02/11- The Government of National Accord Planning Minister Al Taher Al Jheimi has said that all of the country’s economic problems would be resolved once the Libyan parties reached a solution to the ongoing crisis. He insisted that the country’s crisis was a political one. Continuer à lire … « Libya – GNA Planning Minister: All Country’s Economic Problems Will be Solved If Libyans Reach Political Solution »

After six years in jail, Gaddafi’s son Saif plots return to Libya’s turbulent politics

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan dictator, is seeking to make a comeback after years in detention, and claims to be leading a military campaign against terrorist groups around Tripoli.

Gaddafi was freed in June after six years as the prisoner of a militia in the town of Zintan following the Nato-supported uprising in 2011 that led to the killing of his father, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fragmentation of the country. Continuer à lire … « After six years in jail, Gaddafi’s son Saif plots return to Libya’s turbulent politics »