Central banks of Libya and Tunisia keep it in the family
The governor of the Libyan central bank has given his Tunisian counterpart's wife a seat on the board of one of the bank's Italian subsidiaries.
Mercury Public Affairs has tasked the American Toby Moffett with overseeing the lobbying contract awarded by the Libyan government on 7 April. A former Democratic congressman, he has represented Morrocan interests in Washington for several years.
The Misrata Free Zone, a true state within a state, is both the port of entry to the Libyan market and the bastion of entrepreneurship in the war-torn country. Since September, this potent business hub prized by those fighting for control of the country has been led by Mohsen Sgoutri, whose powerful network allows him to stand up to the Tripoli government and develop his own business diplomacy, especially towards Turkey.
Even before presenting his "road map" to the United Nations on September 20, UN special Libya envoy Ghassan Salame was confronted with competing initiatives from Tunisia, Egypt and even Congo-Brazzaville.In Tunis, Ennahda party leader Rached Ghannouchi is trying to regain