With Bolloré out of the picture, Turkey's Albayrak eager for Misrata port concession
The Turkish construction conglomerate Albayrak is in talks with the Misrata Free Zone authorities to obtain a port terminal concession held by Bolloré since 2010 in yet another example of how Turkey is tightening its grip on the west Libyan economy. [...]
Who really controls Misrata Free Zone, Libya's vital business platform?
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. [...]
Italy moves to keep control of EUBAM Libya after Tagliaferri departure
While Vincenzo Tagliaferri's mandate as the head of EUBAM Libya ended on 30 September, the Italian delegation in Brussels led by Maurizio Massari is pushing for compatriot Natalina Cea to take over the EU border assistance mission. [...]
Fathi Bachagha and the Misratis prepare for a Khalifa Haftar victory
The advances made by General Khalifa Haftar's forces on the Tripoli front have made the Misrati faction in Fayez Sarraj's government of national accord (GNA) nervous. Misrati businessmen, politicians and military commanders have started to drop their allies in the [. [...]