The UN Secretary General’s Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said on Twitter that she had met with the “410” Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Committee in Tripoli’s Abu Sitta Naval Base.
On 16 January, Stephanie Williams, the United Nation’s special adviser on Libya, stated that it is still “very reasonable and possible” for the country’s postponed elections to occur before June, in line with a roadmap agreed upon in 2020 which the UN helped to broker.
A confidential European Union military report calls for continuing a controversial EU program to train and equip Libya’s coast guard and navy despite growing concerns about their treatment of migrants, a mounting death toll at sea, and the continued lack of any central authority in the North African nation.
Libya and Egypt’s customs authorities have agreed to set up a mechanism for exchanging information and cooperation with respect to combating customs violations.
Libyan authorities loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar arrested dozens of Derna residents this week following the escape of five prisoners from the infamous Ghirnata prison on Libya’s eastern coast, according to local media outlets.
Libya’s Attorney General Public has detained the head of the Social Solidarity Fund and the former head of the Municipal Guard.
The spokesman for the UNSMIL, Jean Alam, denied Wednesday that the UN Secretary General’s Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, had met with the Russian Wagner Group’s officials during the farmer’s visit to Moscow.
The Italian non-governmental organization (NGO) Mediterranea Saving Humans has filed a complaint against the Libyan state to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on charges of mistreatment of illegal immigrants.
The Criminal Investigation Department has confirmed the arrest of a suspect accused of murdering 22 Bangladeshi workers after it said investigations led to his conviction for this crime.
Ruslan Trad is a freelance columnist, journalist, and author with a focus on Syria, hybrid warfare, and mercenaries. He is a member of the Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria and cofounder of the Bulgarian journal De Re Militari.