Libya

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tripoli

Government: N/A

Current Chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC):Mustafa Abdul Jalil

Current Prime Minister of the Interim Government: 
Abdurrahim al-Keib

Chief of State: Speaker of the House Representatives Aqilah Salah Issa

Head of Government: Prime Minister Abd al-Thini

Economy:

  • Depends primarily upon revenue from hydrocarbons, which constribute 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: 6.4 million (UN 2011)

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

  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Head of U.S. Africa Command - Rival Libyan Factions Must Work Together - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [VOA] The commander of the United States Africa Command -- which oversees military operations across Africa -- has told VOA that the only way to peace in Libya is by bringing together rival governments. General Thomas Waldhauser made the remarks at the recent Munich Security Conference, ahead of Operation Flintlock, a joint military exercise being hosted by seven African nations.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: U.S. Sees a Role for Russia in Trying to Restore Peace in Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [VOA] The commander of the United States Africa Command -- which oversees military operations across Africa -- has told VOA that the only way to peace in Libya is by bringing together rival governments. General Thomas Waldhauser made the remarks at the recent Munich Security Conference, ahead of Operation Flintlock, a joint military exercise being hosted by seven African nations.
  • Wed - Feb 22, 2017: 171 More Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Premium Times] No fewer than 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: Nigeria to Evacuate 230 Nationals From Libya, EU - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has concluded arrangements to bring back home a fresh set of 180 Nigerians migrants trapped in Libya and 50 deportees from the European Union this week.
  • Mon - Feb 20, 2017: 6th Anniversary of Libyan Revolution Marked in Tripoli - AllAfrica News: Libya
    [Focac] Tripoli -Celebration for the sixth anniversary of the revolution of February 17 took place on Friday in the Libyan capital Tripoli.