Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has arrived in Libya following a ceasefire proposal by Mohamed al-Menfi, the chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council. The GNU revealed last week that Dbeibah initiated a ceasefire proposal and will be inviting both warring sides for negotiations over the Sudan war. On Saturday, Dbeibah held talks with the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and invited him to Libya on a diplomatic visit. The war in Sudan is rapidly transcending into a more dangerous horizon, specifically amid the most recent developments. For over two decades in Darfur, the RSF has employed the "scorched earth" war tactic, involving the deliberate widespread destruction of property and resources.
February 26, 2024 14:37 UTC
The prospect of the pipeline closing GreenStream, which transports Libyan gas to Italy, is more worrying for Libyan consumers than for Italian ones. In other words: theItaly can also do without Libyan gas, Libya certainly cannot. Libyan gas had an impact of 4,17 percent on Italian gross domestic consumption, equal to 61,520 billion cubic meters. A fund that should actually be financed by the governor of the Central Bank of Tripoli, Al Siddiq al Kabir. The Central Bank is the country's treasury, and it is the government that depends on it, and not vice versa.
February 26, 2024 14:32 UTC
Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, held talks today with General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the de facto ruler of Sudan and leader of the Sovereign Council, who arrived in Tripoli for his first visit in the country. The two discussed the ongoing war in Sudan, peace prospects and bilateral cooperation between both countries, according to a statement by the Libyan council. In a joint press conference after their meeting, Burhan thanked Libya for hosting tens of thousands of displaced Sudanese, adding that the country is providing them “with free education and facilitates administrative procedures”. The Sudanese leader also underlined that his country is working with its Libyan “brothers” “to overcome the difficult challenges we all face”, stating that he appreciates Libya’s “positive” role in Sudan. For his part, Menfi reaffirmed Libya’s adherence to the principle of non-interference in Sudan’s internal affairs, politically and militarily, underlining that Libya “will treat Sudanese refugees in the same way as Libyans in all aspects, educational and health”.
February 26, 2024 13:57 UTC
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the de facto ruler of Sudan and leader of the Sovereign Council, arrived in Libya today where he held talks with the country’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh in the capital Tripoli. In his first visit to Libya, Burhan discussed with Dbeibeh “a number of regional and international issues of common interest between the two countries,” according to a brief statement by the Libyan premier’s media office. Earlier this week, Dbeibeh urged Burhan’s rival, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, to find a point of agreement with the actors involved in the civil war in Sudan to bring peace to the country. The statement came during a telephone conversation in which Dbeibeh invited the Sudanese general to visit Libya. Burhan has increasingly been traveling around the world in what are seen as efforts to burnish his legitimacy.
February 26, 2024 13:16 UTC
(Bloomberg) -- An oil field in western Libya and a natural gas link to Italy resumed after a short halt as protesters withdrew from the facilities following assurances from the government that their demands would be met. The gas pipeline to Italy is also operating again, they said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Protests have regularly disrupted energy infrastructure and output in Libya. The biggest oil field Sharara had a weekslong force majeure, a clause in contracts allowing deliveries to be suspended, last month following similar demonstrations. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2024 Bloomberg L.P.
February 26, 2024 12:07 UTC
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Feb, 2024) Special Judge Central-I Gujranwala Mohammad Naeem Shaikh, upon completion of the trial in Libyan boat accident case, sentenced accused Shahzad Elahi to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 23 lac for sending the nephew of the complainant to Italy, however the victim named Ahsan Iqbal died in a Libyan boat accident. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Gujranwala taking action against human traffickers, had arrested 814 people, including 93 of those who were suspects in the tragedy. The human traffickers first used the border routes of Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey for their illicit trade. The human traffickers had taken hundreds of millions of rupees from the youth.
February 26, 2024 10:29 UTC
Libya's 37,000 b/d Wafa oil field and Greenstream pipeline, which transports natural gas to Italy, have been shut in a coordinated protest Feb. 25, sources told S&P Global Commodity Insights. The Wafa project, part of Eni's Mellitah Oil and Gas complex, produces around 37,000 b/d of oil and 22,000 boe/d of natural gas, according to its website. At the same time, PFG protesters announced the closure of the al-Zawiyah terminal on Libya's northern coast, part of the Greenstream pipeline, potentially hitting exports to Europe, the sources said. In January, protesters shut the country's Sharara oil field, its largest, for two weeks. Gas from Wafa is transported through the 520-km Green Stream pipeline, which connects Libya with to Sicily in Italy.
February 26, 2024 09:00 UTC
The Government of Germany has renewed its partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support of Libyan elections. Committing additional German resources to UN-coordinated international election support, Dr. Buck underscored the importance of elections to sustainable peace, political stability and development. To date, Germany has contributed approximately USD 7 million to the UNDP Promoting Elections for the People (PEPOL) project in Libya. PEPOL provides technical assistance to Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), supporting its capacity and readiness to prepare and hold national elections as part of its 2023 – 2025 Country Programme. The project is implemented by the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST), comprised of experts from UNDP and the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL).
February 26, 2024 08:36 UTC
Libyan forces guarding oil facilities in the country announced on Sunday the closure of oil fields in a dispute over pay. "We will unfortunately close all oil facilities," the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) said in a video statement aired by broadcaster Libya al-Ahrar. The PFG demands a pay raise for its members and the disbursement of bonuses similar to employees of the country's state-run National Oil Corporation. On Feb. 15, the PFG gave a 10-day ultimatum to the Tripoli-based government to fulfil their demands, threatening to shut the country's oil fields. There was no comment from the government on the PFG move as of 3.15 p.m. local time (1315GMT).
February 26, 2024 07:29 UTC
GUJRANWALA: The Special Judge Central has sentenced a human trafficker involved in the Libyan boat tragedy to 20 years in prison. According to the Federal Investigation Agency, the hearing was held in the court of the special judge central. According to the FIA, a case against Rasheed was registered in 2023 by the Composite Circle, Gujranwala. KITE: Regional Police Officer Tayyab Hafeez Cheema has asked all CPOs/DPOs to take measures to prevent kite flying and implement the Kite Flying Ordinance. During the last three months, the Gujranwala Regional Police have registered 178 cases and arrested 182 people involved in kite flying and selling.
February 26, 2024 03:06 UTC
Libya's oil sector, the country's major source of income, has been a target for local and broader political protests since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011. Members of PFG, a military group tasked with protecting oil facilities, made the threat in videos posted online on Sunday. Mellitah is a joint venture between Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy's Eni (ENI.MI). "We regret and we are unwilling to close oil facilities," members of the PFG said in a different video statement. It also asked the GNU to include them "administratively and financially under the National Oil Corporation, and technically under the defence ministry".
February 25, 2024 23:12 UTC
The Libya dinar crashed further in value in the black-market against the major hard currencies as the security forces charged with guarding all of Libya’s oil installations, the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), closed several oilfields pipes and installations. The dinar broke the LD 8 to the dollar today – the first time it has reached that rate for nearly 10 years. The PFG say they are demanding their legitimate rights as prescribed by a court ruling in 2007 – a ruling to which governments have not responded. They say they had warned him that if there was no response, the oil fields would be closed. Aldabaiba’s offer initially rejectedLate today Aldabaiba has issued a decree linking the PFG pay to a specific military paygrade.
February 25, 2024 21:31 UTC
Members of Libya's Oil Facilities Guard have abandoned the Mellitah oil and gas complex, reopening the valve on the line connecting the facility to the Wafa gas field, an important step for Libyan gas exports to Italy. Moatasem Mustafa, a member of the Libyan armed group, made the announcement in a statement to the information website “Fawasel Media”. Yesterday morning, Sunday 25 February, members of the Oil Facility Guard raided facilities, including the Mellitah facility, to protest the failure to meet their demands regarding wages and working conditions. In the evening, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GUN, based in Tripoli), Abdulhamid Dabaiba, issued a decision to review the salaries of the Guards of the oil facilities, following the salary plan provided for army employeesRead also other news on Nova NewsClick here and receive updates on WhatsAppFollow us on the social channels of Nova News on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Telegram
February 25, 2024 18:41 UTC
Exports from an oil field in western Libya and a subsea natural gas link to Italy were closed following protests, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest disruptions to the North African country’s energy infrastructure. The Wafa field’s output of 40,000 to 45,000 barrels a day won’t reach the port of Mellitah for exports after a valve was closed on Sunday, the person said, asking not to be named because the information isn’t public. The oil is being stored at the field’s site, where tanks can hold about seven days of production, they said.
February 25, 2024 16:49 UTC
DA allows milk imports from Thailand, Russia, South Korea, LibyaMANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has allowed the importation of milk and milk products from Thailand, Russia, South Korea and Libya after he had previously ordered a ban on the entry of live cattle and buffalo from the four countries amid the threat of lumpy skin disease (LSD). He emphasized that the ban on live cattle and buffaloes from Thailand, South Korea, Russia and Libya was necessary to prevent the entry of LSD to the Philippines and protect the health of the local cattle and buffalo population. “LSD is a disease of economic importance as it causes temporary reduction in milk production, temporary or permanent sterility in bulls, damage to hides and, occasionally, death,” Laurel said. Thailand, Russia, South Korea and Libya have reported ongoing cases of LSD as shown in the World Organization for Animal Health’s World Animal Health Information System. “The virus can still potentially spread through the movement of animals and animal products,” Laurel said.
February 25, 2024 16:03 UTC