Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a true friend of the Libyan people, whose tireless and genuine efforts to support the revolution and strengthen friendly ties between the Libyan and American governments will never be forgotten. Seven years following his tragic death, the people of Benghazi dedicated a permanent monument to his memory with the opening of the Christopher Stevens Library. Ambassador Stevens was devoted to improving understanding between the American and Libyan
Germany aims to host a conference on Libya in conjunction with the United Nations in an effort to bring stability to the oil producing country. The plans are still in the early stages, but diplomatic sources stated that the event would likely be held in Berlin this fall. The announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament the situation in Libya risked destabilizing the whole of Africa. Read more from Reuters.
Experts have recently estimated that Libya has the capacity to produce five-times more energy from solar energy than from oil reserves. The access to such a vast resource could alleviate some of the current pressure on Libya's electrical grid and give greater independence to local realities. Libya's current instability presents an obstacle to developing this infrastructure, but a study from the University of Nottingham estimated that Libya could harness the equivalent of 7 mi
The Rwandan government signed an agreement yesterday with the African Union and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees stating that it will host 500 refugees from Libya. The Rwandan government first announced its intention to provide support for the refugees trapped in Libya in 2017 as migration routes to Europe became more tightly controlled. According to the agreement the first group of refugees will arrive from Libya in the "coming weeks." Read more from The New T
The International Organization for Migration announced on Monday that France has supported its health services in Libya. IOM tweeted, "With France’s contribution, IOM Libya will improve access to health services for migrants, internally displaced persons and conflict affected populations in Tripoli." Due to the current conflict, Libyan services have struggled to meet the population's needs for proper healthcare and education. Read more from Libyan Express.