Libya’s GECOL demands protection of nation’s grid amid frequent attacks

2018/15/11 – The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) urged the Ministry of Interior and all security authorities to protect the electrical network, which is being exposed daily to looting and theft.

« The hands of evil are using all means to inflict harm and damage to the nation’s electrical grid, and this time they have hit the distribution lines of Jafara in Sawani district, » GECOL clarified on Facebook, adding that an unknown group has looted over eighty-three thousand meters of power lines.

The company explained that this has led to frequent power outages to large parts of Wirshiffana town.

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Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says

2018/15/11 – Libya hopes to receive an exemption from possible production curbs by Opec and allies, as it works to raise its own output capacity levels to two million barrels per day by 2022, the head of the country’s state producer said. Continuer à lire … « Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says »

US/Africa – Pentagon Announces Force Optimization

2018/15/11 – The Department of Defense announced today the realignment of Counter-Violent Extremist Organization personnel operating in U.S. Africa Command to support priorities outlined in the National Defense Strategy. Over the next several years, the realignment projects a reduction of less than 10 percent of the 7,200 military forces serving in Africa Command. Continuer à lire … « US/Africa – Pentagon Announces Force Optimization »

Russia’s game in Libya (Opinion)

2018/14/11 – The strategy of Vladimir Putin, in the difficult Libyan chessboard, has always been particularly silent. The Kremlin, after the fall of Muhammar Gaddafi, moved with caution, aware that the end of the colonel had a disastrous effect on the construction of the Russian strategy in the Mediterranean after the fall of the Soviet Union. But the West, which has made a hell out of that Libya, has not supplanted the other superpowers. After Gaddafi, another leader did not arrive, but the war exploded: civil and not. And in this quagmire, Russia has managed to transform itself into an increasingly dynamic and increasingly necessary actor. Italy knows it very well, since Giuseppe Conte [the now in Office Italian Prime Minister] went to Moscow to drag Russia to his side.

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Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference

2018/14/11 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday that he regretted Turkey’s withdrawal from the Libya conference.

« I feel sorry that Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay left the conference. I read his remarks and I didn’t see anything negative about Italy. We must admit that there may be special sensitivities in such decisions, » Conte told reporters after the event in a news conference. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference »

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 »

Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

2018/12/11 – The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea »