Benghazi News

Why Uganda should not abandon Presidential direct election

It was wrong for a prince from the former pre-colonial khalifate of Cyrenaica now Benghazi to become a king of the whole of Libya including Tripolitania and Fez.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 20, 2019

Libyan assembly head calls for lifting of force majeure at top oilfield

REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - The speaker of the Libyan parliament urged the head of National Oil Corp (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, to lift the force majeure declared in December at El Sharara, the North African nation’s biggest oilfield, a parliament spokesman said.

Reuters , Africa Feb 12, 2019

East Libyan forces say they have full control of El Sharara oilfield

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya’s biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesman said, in a challenge to the internationally recognised government in Tripoli.

Reuters , Africa Feb 11, 2019

Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

2, told Reuters at his office in the city of Marj in the Green Mountains, a 90-minute drive from main eastern city of Benghazi.

Reuters , Africa Feb 11, 2019

UN-recognised govt of Libya says its forces reach El Sharara oil field

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - Forces belonging to the internationally-recognised government of Libya reached the El Sharara oil field on Sunday, a Tripoli-based government source said.

Reuters , Africa Feb 10, 2019

Ongoing US embassy labour row puts lives at risk, official warns

Pogo said the labour dispute "has close parallels to the deteriorating security at the State Department’s compound in Benghazi, Libya, before the 2012 attack that killed US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans".

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

East Libyan forces launch air strikes near el Feel oilfield - engineer

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield as a warning to a rival commander, a field engineer said on Saturday.

Reuters , Africa Feb 9, 2019

Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government.

Reuters , Africa Feb 6, 2019

Four die in first clash of Libyan force's southward push

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought for hours with a local armed group as they sought to expand south, military officials said.

Reuters , Africa Feb 1, 2019