“We waited for the opening of this crossing for years,” Libyan trader Mohammed Ben Dahmane told Magharebia. “It will create a commercial traffic that will contribute to the creation of new job opportunities for unemployed in both countries. It will also build an intimate relationship between the Tunisian south and …
Strikes And Political Instability Threaten Libya
New clashes at key oil terminals in Libya this week and a daring robbery of the European Union ambassador in Tripoli are raising new concerns about economic and political chaos in the North African nation.
ALI ZAIDAN, Libya’s prime minister, is not given to hyperbole. A lawyer and former dissident, he tends to be studious, even dull, in his pronouncements. So it was a mark of the seriousness of strikes that have paralysed the country’s oil ports that he threatened to “bomb from the air …
Libya’s Security Situation: Implications for Democratic Governance
The atmosphere in Tripoli on 20 October 2011, when the last remnants of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were defeated, and Gaddafi himself along with his son Mutassim were killed, was one of almost unbridled hope. The then longest-serving head of state, an authoritarian dictator with a highly personalised and increasingly totalitarian …
Libya: the long road ahead
Not only has the state so far been unable to bring the militias under control, it has also not managed to repair roads, rebuild buildings, clean the streets or provide power to its citizens.
U.S. will continue supporting Libyan efforts to secure weapon
U.S. will continue supporting Libyan efforts to secure weapons
Benghazi security operations reviewed and streamlined
At Wednesday’s press conference Prime Minister Ali Zeidan revealed that there had been a review of . . .
The Second Crisis: Post-Revolution Libya Faltering As Oil Woes Imperil Economy
The sudden shutdown of two major oil pipeline terminals along the Mediterranean Sea has brought the North African country of Libya to a new breaking point, two years after the bloody Arab Spring revolution overthrew Moammar Gadhafi.
Could Russia be a Key to International Justice in Libya?
The battle between Libya and the International Criminal Court (ICC) over where Abdullah al-Senussi and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi should be tried has taken another dramatic turn.
Enhancing security in Libya: Germany helps destroy chemical weapons
Two years after the political turmoil in Libya, there are still many dangerous weapons in the country – a legacy of the Gaddafi regime posing a risk to the entire region. So the German Government is now intensifying its commitment to eliminating weapons and munitions in Libya.