Population: 6.2 mn.
GDP: 96.3 bn.
Debt: n/a

Local forces are weakening the legitimacy of the transitional government and rebel groups have greatly reduced Libya's oil output. The government has made little progress on drafting a new constitution, so its mandate will need to be renewed in early 2014. 


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  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Libya links worry Wall Street

US prosecutors are scrutinising the methods used to get lucrative Libyan investments and the role of brokers and agents

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Little leadership and less oil

Ali Zeidan has kept his grip on the premiership but financial pressures, oil blockades and secession threats in the east and south are crowding in

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Not so open for business

The government is drifting and so is business, which is deterring investment

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Thawing the assets

According to a leaked management report from September 2010, some 75% of the Libyan Investment Authority’s assets were in Europe, 14% in North America and the remaining 11% in emerging markets. It is not clear how much was invested in Africa, although the...

  • Vol 54 No 1
  •  11th January 2013

Democratic hustle

Libya’s rulers will need cajoling and heavy popular pressure before they do what is needed to set up an authoritative central government

  • Vol 53 No 25
  •  14th December 2012

Unity under strain

As the forces pulling Libya apart strengthen, the government makes strategic blunders and cannot make progress on the constitution

  • Vol 53 No 15
  •  19th July 2012

Electoral victory roll

Turnout was pretty high, democracy won out and Jibril looks the favourite to form a government

  • Vol 53 No 12
  •  8th June 2012

NTC puts poll in doubt

Abdel Jalil and his circle of lawyers are reluctant to put their rule to the test

  • Vol 53 No 8
  •  13th April 2012

Gadaffi Junior's gaffe

In September 2011, Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi’s son Es Saadi el Gadaffi arrived in Agadez in the dead of night in a mysterious convoy of vehicles, surrounded by equal mystery over his father’s whereabouts. Libya’s National Transitional Council immediately...

  • Vol 53 No 3
  •  3rd February 2012

Waiting for government

Credible institutions remain a distant prospect as the NTC, militias and others compete for authority

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