Libya

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INFORMATION

Capital: TripoliGovernment: Provisional Government

Chairman of the Presidential Council: Fayez al-Sarraj

Economy:

  • Depends primarily upon revenue from hydrocarbons, which contributes to about 95% of export earnings, 65% of GDP, and 80% of government revenue.
  • Substantial revenue from the energy sector coupled with a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa.

Population: 6,890,535 (2020)

Land Size: 1.77 million sq km (685,524 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Berber and Arab: 97%
  • Other: 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)
Religions:

  • Sunni Muslim (official): 97%
  • Other: 3%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • Italian
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Jun 8, 2021: Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Blast in Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Sebha/Libya -- Islamic State claimed responsibility for a blast in the southern city of Sebha, Libya, that killed a senior police officer, the militant group's Nasheer news agency posted on Telegram late on Sunday.
  • Tue - Jun 8, 2021: Possible First Use of AI-Armed Drones Triggers Alarm Bells - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [VOA] Western military experts are assessing whether an autonomous drone operated by artificial intelligence, or AI, killed people -- in Libya last year -- for the first time without a human controller directing it remotely to do so.
  • Fri - Jun 4, 2021: 'Draconian Decree From 2019 Would Restrict Civic Groups' - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [HRW] Beirut -- Infringes on Basic Freedoms as Elections Loom
  • Wed - Jun 2, 2021: Nearly 430 Tunisian Companies to Participate in Libya's 'Skyline 2021' Exhibition - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Nearly 430 Tunisian companies have registered to participate in the third edition of the international exhibition of construction and real estate development «SKYLINE 2021» (B2B) to be held from June 6 to 9, in Tripoli (Libya), said Executive Director of the Tunisian-Libyan Cooperation Council, Saber Bouguerra.
  • Tue - Jun 1, 2021: Germany to Host Second Libya Peace Talks - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [DW] This time, Libya's transitional government will take part in the Berlin meeting. Upcoming elections and foreign mercenaries are among the items on the agenda.