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The LBBC Business Risk Advisor

The Libyan people’s political and economic hopes following the 2011 revolution, repeatedly confirmed by several elections over the years that followed, have been frustrated by political failure and armed conflict between rival politicians, regions and militias.

LBBC Business Risk Advisor

There is no sign of an early resolution to this conflict and it may get worse before it gets better.  But the country’s tribulations will pass and the Libyan people’s aspirations for a more settled and prosperous future will be within their reach once more.  At that stage, they will look for goods, services and partnerships with overseas suppliers and, as an oil exporter, will have the financial resources to pay for the country’s needs.

No-one can predict when stability will return so it is crucial to monitor developments in-country to ensure that, when it does, LBBC members are ready to resume business. The LBBC has created this page to provide members and their clients with access to up-to-date information and analyses. The material on this page is provided by professional risk advisory companies with staff on the ground in Libya.

This is not to say that there is no business to be done in Libya even now.  Visible (and no doubt invisible) exports continue, albeit at a modest rate, and some contracts are offered.   The risk advisory page provides a valuable resource for members considering responding to these business prospects and the opportunity to consult the companies involved on the conditions affecting the viability and location of the particular business under consideration.

We are sure that LBBC members - both experienced Libyan operators and businesses new to the Libyan market - will find the information provided on this page and the more detailed advice available from the providers both interesting and a valuable input to their business strategies and decisions.

GardaWorld

GardaWorld .Xplored Risk Analysis and Reporting:

GardaWorld risk reports for Libya are produced in country and contain the very latest ground-truth information that analyses the current security situation, political, regulatory and cultural challenges. Reports are designed for people with operational reporting requirements and can support staff deployment and movement plans with their up-to-date review of current threat levels or risk in Libya.
 
For inquiries regarding bespoke reporting please contact our Regional Director for Libya: nigel.lea@garda.com or visit www.garda.com/gw

Links:

Read the Libya .Xplored latest Libya Report 3 November] here

Prepared by Risk Analysis Team, Libya

Unity Resources Group

Unity is a leading provider of effective solutions to business, governments and organisations pursuing success in challenging and high risk environments. Our Libya operations and extensive network of reliable local sources provide invaluable insights to clients on successfully navigating challenges in their areas of operations within Libya. Our experienced country management team are able to support clients to enter the country, set up and secure their operations and provide on-going consultation services, so they can focus on their core business and achieve organisational success.

The Unity Country Manager and team in Tripoli are vastly experienced, the CM has over 16 years of operational experience in Libya, our team has a vast understanding of operating environment and key contacts throughout the country. As always Unity intend to work closely with our clients to fulfil their aims in a safe manner given the restricted environment. The assets security resources and policies are aligned to meet the Libyan environment, our aim is also to train and deploy Libyan operators wherever possible. 
www.unityresourcesgroup.com

To discuss our services in more detail, please contact: Kevin Carlin kcarlin@unityresourcesgroup.com
 

Links:

Read Unity Resources Group's Latest Report - Libya Monitor - to 31 October 2017 here

The Inkerman Group

The Inkerman Group is a specialist risk and intelligence company that delivers tools, techniques and methodologies to counter or mitigate threats to organisations and businesses. The Inkerman Group’s expertise covers all aspects of risk, intelligence, travel safety, protection and security, and works with clients, companies and organisations throughout the world to identify the specific risks, threats and vulnerabilities they face. The Inkerman Group has been producing its present range of insightful Libya intelligence publications since the current period of instability began. These are supported by a 24/7 Operations capability, which can include the deployment of operatives for executive protection, review of sites and, if necessary, extraction of foreign nationals in the worst-case scenarios. The Inkerman Group is also positioned to generate bespoke reports for clients operating in or doing business with Libya, drawing on a vast range of accrued expertise, local sources, and operational experience to deliver according to clients’ exact requirements.

To discuss any of these services, please contact Luke Wells at luke.wells@inkerman.com or Alice Boyes at alice.boyes@inkerman.com. Alternatively, please telephone The Inkerman Group on +44 (0) 1233 646940.




Links:

Read the Libya Daily Report to 27 March 2017 here

JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS


JANUS GLOBAL OPERATIONS continues to keep our permanent expat country management team on the ground in Tripoli supporting our clients international and local personnel as well as critical infrastructure. We are also currently involved in working with many of our clients on their re-entry planning, security risk management surveys and political sector analysis. 

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Janus Global Operations -  Libya Security Summary -14 November 2017

Political dialogue has been quiet during this period although the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame met Sunday with the Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj in Tripoli to discuss the political solution. According to the Prime Minister's media office, the meeting discussed "the latest development of the political solution and the next phase of the road map proposed by Salame, which will lead to presidential and parliamentary elections." Salame will address the UN Security Council on development of the political situation in Libya on Nov 16. The UN envoy met with Turkish Ambassador to Libya Ahmad Dogan and "expressed solidarity with the people and government of Turkey over the kidnapping of Turkish workers."

On Monday, ministers from Europe and Africa met in Switzerland to improve conditions for migrants in Libya and to cut the death toll from smuggling across the Sahara and Mediterranean. Almost 115,000 migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year. Almost 2,750 are known to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean. The ministers said they would work closely with Libyan authorities to ensure detained migrants and refugees were held with respect for human rights and humanitarian standards, and promised to secure priority release from detention for vulnerable people such as children and victims of torture. Meanwhile, a group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from Libya to Niger by the United Nations.

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) expressed deep concern in a statement issued Saturday referencing the reports that said 28 bodies were found on the road nearby Hira Valley since last Wednesday. It is reported that Warshefana military officials were killed and their bodies were desecrated after they had been detained by the joint forces under the Zintan Military Council’s command. Prior to the discovery, Zintan military council announced full control of the joint room on the Warshefana district. Reports suggest more than 60 gunmen from Warshefana withdrew and surrendered to Fursan Janzour Brigade. Armed clashes also took place further South of the city, as Osama al-Juweili militia renewed artillery shelling attacks on areas in Wadi al-Hay, west of Al Aziziyah and clashes between Zintan Military Council and Warshefana militias near the checkpoint 60, south-west of Al Aziziyah. 

In the west, Tripoli central has remained quiet with only incidents of criminality taken place. Bab Tajoura Brigade stormed the Bank of Commerce and Development in Tripoli on Saturday and arrested the director and 2 other officials. A civilian was stabbed to death during a carjacking incident near Al Qurar roundabout in Misrata on Friday evening with arrests being made. Security forces EOD team cleared and seized an UXO near a road in Sirte on Thursday. Locals spotted the UXO leading to the response of security forces. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a civilian in Sirte on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Osama Ahnish al-Baqar al-Urfali.

The east has seen little change in this period as Benghazi and Derna have remained the main focus as Libyan National Army (LNA) forces continue its clean-up of the cities. In the Sidi Akribesh district of Benghazi on Saturday, the LNA has reportedly cleared the area from snipers after four months of declaring the area clear. Following last weeks failed assassination attempt by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) against Deputy Interior Minister of the GNA Faraj Gaem, he encountered a further attack when four mortar shells fell on the HQs of the Ministry of Interior of Presidential Council. Gaem was unharmed in the attack.

In Derna, LNA Mi-35 gunships targeted positions of Derna Shura council in Dahr al Hamar district, in conjunction with ground clashes on Wednesday. 

In the south, Egypt’s military said its warplanes  destroyed ten vehicles belonging to terrorists on its borders. The 456th Infantry Regiment on Saturday claimed that they have arrested four people linked to the kidnapping of three Turkish and a South African national in Awbari last week. Awbari Power Station officials announced the departure of 93 contractual staff due to the kidnapping.

Janus Global Operations continues to keep our permanent expat country management team on the ground in Tripoli supporting our clients international and local personnel as well as critical infrastructure. We are also currently involved in working with many of our clients on their re-entry planning, security risk management surveys and political sector analysis. To discuss these services further please contact us on +218 911713972 or +971 508764175 or visit our website www.janusgo.com 




MS Risk

MS Risk supports clients in a variety of business sectors with research, investigative activity, crisis response, project management and consulting services.  MS Risk enjoys strong links working in partnership with and supporting law enforcement and military agencies.  It has completed projects for clients around the world and in sectors such as natural resources, maritime, supply chain, financial services, media, hospitality, construction engineering and for the legal profession.  www.msrisk.com

To discuss our services, please contact info@msrisk.com or +44 207 754 3555

Links:

Read MS Risk's latest report Outlook- Libyan Port Security here - 16 October 2016

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