Libya

Aftermath of the French embassy attack in Libya

 
A car bomb exploded in front of the French embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday morning, injuring two guards. Observers on the scene sent us photos and videos taken just moments after the explosives went off. See images... 
Contributors

Libyans try to rebuild community after holy Sufi site destroyed

 
Last Thursday, unknown persons set off explosives that destroyed the mausoleum of Sidi Al-Andaloussi, a five-century-old Sufi holy site in Tajura, near Tripoli. Refusing to give in to religious extremism, local residents immediately launched a fundraising effort to rebuild this sacred site. Read more…
Contributors

Sarkozy 'still a hero' in Libya

 
Two years after France’s military intervention in Libya, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is on a visit to Tripoli to meet with the Libyan prime minister. Our Observers on the ground explain how the Libyan population perceives Sarkozy and France today, in a country still scarred by the revolution. Read more…

Libyan militia accused of torturing Christian Copts

 
Egyptian Copts are up in arms following the suspicious death last Monday of a Coptic Christian in a Libyan prison. The man was part of a group of Egyptian Copt shopkeepers who have been living in Libya for the last few years and who were arrested by a Benghazi militia several days prior for allegedly “proselytizing”. Read more…

Libya’s burgeoning rugby scene

 
The Al Ahly rugby club in Tripoli has just won the first round of the Libya Cup. While the Libyan tournament may not exactly rival the Six Nations championship, this victory is a huge one for our Observers, who are rugby fans in a country where football reigns supreme. Read more...

Libyan gazelles risk being 'poached to extinction'

 
Gazelle poaching, which was relatively under control during former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s reign, is now reaching alarming proportions, according to environmental activists in Libya. Read more…
Contributors

Unregistered user

"Torture continues" in post-Gaddafi Libya

Several videos allegedly showing supporters of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi being tortured were recently published on the Internet. These images have reignited a debate amongst Libyan web users as to the dubious methods used by the country’s security forces. Read more…

Contributors

Five years of the Observers: Thank you everybody!

 
Five years! Exactly five years ago today, the Observers was launched for the very first time. We would like to celebrate this with you as we reflect on the path we’ve travelled together, and look forward to some of our new projects. Read more...
 
Contributors

Libyan oil is flowing again, but few are reaping the profits

 
The Brega region is home to the second largest oil refinery in Libya. Yet despite their proximity to this extremely lucrative industry, local residents live in poverty. Read more...
Contributors
Close