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Libya Overview

Economy of Libya

Libya is one of the healthier African economies; it has the highest GDP in the continent. This is because of Libya’s vast petroleum and natural gas reserves. A majority of the exports are primarily petroleum based. Other exports include iron, steel and aluminium. The agricultural sector is also an integral part of Libya’s socialist-...

Media of Libya

The government controls broadcasting and the press. Newspapers and periodicals are published by the Jamahiriya News Agency (JANA), government secretariats, the Press Service, and trade unions. JANA publishes a daily newspaper, Al-Fajr al-Jadid (“New Dawn”), in Tripoli. Radio broadcasts from Tripoli and Banghazi are in Arabic and...