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. [...]
Stephanie Williams to host latest round of Libyan peace talks at Four Seasons in Tunis
The five-star hotel owned by the businessman Marouane Mabrouk has been chosen as the venue for the latest round of Libyan negotiations, which will once again be overseen by the American diplomat Stephanie Williams. [...]
Haftar and Misrata still hold key to resolution of conflict following ceasefire
UNSMIL has succeeded in getting new crisis exit negotiations under way on the back of the ceasefire negotiated between eastern strong man Haftar and the city of Misrata. The question of how to demilitarise Syrte and Jufra axis has still to be resolved, however. [...]