As we approach the New Year, there is renewed hope of prosperity in Libya. The Libyan National Army has ended its operations in Sidi Khreibesch. The Presidency Council has announced that the long awaited return of Tawerghans to their homes will start on 1st February. Ports and airports are re-opening and public pressure is increasing on the official bodies to move the political process forward.
However, with a terror attack reported on the oil pipeline network this week and food prices increasing, pressure on the Libyan economy remains tight. See Chapter 6 of Belfast to Benghazi for the reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.