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: 6,754,507 (2018)

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

  • Wed - Oct 16, 2019: NEMA Receives 495 Stranded Nigerian Returnees From Libya in Three Weeks - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [This Day] National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has in the past three weeks received 495 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What's Happening in Libya - President Issoufou - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [allAfrica] Rhodes -The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Over 120 More Refugees Arrive in Rwanda From Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [New Times] At around 11:30 pm, a plane carrying 123 migrants from Libya touched down at the Kigali International Airport.
  • Fri - Oct 11, 2019: Foreign Minister Summons Libyan Charge d'Affaires - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday summoned the Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of Libya to Khartoum on the background of assassination of Sudanese women in Benghazi in the past days by criminal gangs.
  • Thu - Oct 10, 2019: More Refugees From Libya Expected Soon - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [New Times] The second group of African asylum seekers from Libya is expected in the country, following the successful resettlement of the initial group of 66.