Guterres lobbies for the UN to take charge of militias' disarmament
The United Nations is seeking to take direct control of the disarmament of militias and the withdrawal of foreign forces away from the Libyan transitional government. Meanwhile the country's legislative and presidential elections scheduled for December 24 this year look more undermined than ever. [...]
Dabaiba takes direct control of ODAC, a major recipient of public funds during the Gaddafi era
Libyan prime minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba has revived ODAC, the state-owned body which oversees major public sector infrastructure projects. It was long headed by his cousin Ali Ibrahim Dabaiba, who is suspected of having misappropriated massive amounts of public funds. [...]
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. [...]