Graffiti stating the objectives of the revolution: Education, health, justice.

Almost three years since Colonel Muammar Qadhafi was ousted, Libya remains in a state of strife and turmoil. In May, the General National Congress (GNC) elected Ahmed Mehtig as the country’s new prime minister, a decision that was ruled unconstitutional by the Libyan Supreme Court at the beginning of June. Mehtig would have been Libya’s fifth premier since the spontaneous revolution which began on 17 February 2011, a role that will now be filled for the interim by Abdullah Al-Thanni. 

The political standoff has allowed General Khalifa Haftar to press an offensive against Islamists in Benghazi, where violent clashes between opposing sides have seen dozens of people killed. Many in the Libyan government have accused Haftar of trying to stage a military coup, but his determination to act has brought him considerable popular support – something that may serve him well in his political aspirations. Presently, Libya’s post-revolution political, economic and operating risks are at an all-time high and as state institutions and the security situation weaken, there is even greater need for reliable independent analysis. 

Libya Focus is tailored to meet international investors’ needs for independent cutting-edge analysis to support their business decisions. Each issue provides detailed and objective insight on a wide range of political, economic and social issues, including the survival of the beleaguered GNC, the constitutional road-map and the security of Libya’s energy infrastructure. 

Libya's current turbulent political scene makes it imperative for those working on the country to stay ahead of the changes in order to make sound business decisions. Whether you are a multinational company returning to Libya or a new operator looking to enter this challenging but potentially very lucrative market, Libya Focus is an invaluable addition to your decision-making process. For more information about Libya Focus, please contact us