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Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya’s ‘unity government’

Libya‘s complex civil war is boiling to the surface in the capital. Following violent militia clashes, citizens have taken their frustrations to the streets. Friday March 17 began with protesters in central Tripoli calling for the deployment of the army and police. Gradually the crowd grew and marched on to Martyrs’ …

After days of armed fighting, Libyan key oil ports resume exportation

Libya’s major oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf are resuming operations and preparing to export crude after a two-week halt in shipments due to military clashes in the holder of Africa’s largest crude reserves, according to Bloomberg.

East Libya oil terminals largely undamaged after fighting

A broken-down truck and a tank lie by the side of the road in the sand, and overturned boxes are strewn across the floor of a firefighting station but otherwise, Libya’s coastal Oil Crescent appears much as it did before a string of battles saw the eastern-based Libyan National Army …

Inside Libya: The war for oil

“I wish you people had found water. Water makes men work. Oil makes men dream,” remarked King Idris of Libya when black gold was discovered in Libya in the 1950s. Today, the former ruler’s prophetic words seem to have come true. In al-Sidra, Libya’s largest oil terminal, which is located …

Petroleum Facilities Guard demands no-fly zone after Haftar’s warplanes targeted oil ports (Video inside)

The Petroleum Facilities Guard’s (PFG) Chief, Edriss Bukhamada, said he has informed the authorities of the Government of National Accord (GNA) tat a no-fly zone at the oil crescent region after the airstrikes of the forces of Khalifa Haftar that targeted the oil facilities of the Libyan people.