In the past three years, disruption to Libya’s oil production has cost the country $160 billion, the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) said today. That is almost $9,000 per head per year for every one of the country’s six million people.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has called on EU leaders to set aside €6 billion in financial aid for Libya to stop migrants from entering Europe via the central Mediterranean.
Libya has a serious problem of governance that can hardly wait to be addressed, the new UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé has told the UN Security Council.
The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain have agreed to help Chad and Niger with border controls to help stem the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe from northern Africa.
Libya’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj visits Khartoum today for talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Al-Bashir aimed at reducing the presence of armed rebels groups on the joint border, the Sudan Media Centre (SMC) reported.
The Supreme Court in Libya annulled a previous verdict that suspended the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed between Libya’s UN-proposed Presidential Council and Italy.
Britain’s foreign secretary on Friday backed Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army’s fight against “umpteen militias” in the country, a day after meeting the renegade general in his eastern power base of Benghazi.
The Libyan former Prime Minister, Ali Zidan, has confirmed going to the office of the Attorney General by his own will on Thursday to give his statement on the issues related to his government in 2013-2014.
Human rights groups and aid agencies have slammed the UK government for pursuing a dangerous strategy to tackle migration, which they say will further endanger the lives of vulnerable refugees by blocking their entry into Europe.
The Foreign Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson arrived in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, on Wednesday. The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Mellitt also attended the meeting.