Libyan leader announces end of oil blockade

On Friday (18), the lebanon leader Khalifa Haftar announced the end of the blockade of oil fields, with conditions, one of them being a fair distribution of commodity revenues. The blockade had been taking place since January and caused losses of more than $9.8 billion, according to the latest data from the National Oil Company, exacerbating libya's electricity and fuel crisis.

The blockade of ports and oil fields began by pro-Haftar groups that demanded a distribution of oil revenues administered by the Tripoli-based Government of the National Union (GNA) and recognized by the UN.

Last week, hundreds of Libyans took to the streets in protest against corruption and long power cuts and lack of gasoline and liquidity.


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