Tripoli, Libya – (African Boulevard News) – The last foreign security firm in Libya, Canada’s GardaWorld, has left the country. This comes as a result of the Libyan authorities invoking a 2012 law, which allows them to revise the contracts of all foreign security companies operating in Libya. As a result, all other foreign security firms in the country are also at risk of being expelled.
This development has sparked concerns about the impact on security in Libya, which has been facing a number of challenges since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. According to industry experts, foreign security firms have played a crucial role in providing security and protection to international businesses, diplomats, and humanitarian aid workers operating in the country.
The Libyan government, however, argues that foreign security firms have been operating in the country without proper oversight and regulation. The 2012 law is being used by authorities to force foreign security firms to comply with local regulations, and to ensure that they are not involved in any activities that could be detrimental to the country’s security.
According to a report by Africa Intelligence, the authorities have already started reviewing the contracts of all foreign security firms operating in Libya, and are expected to take action in the coming weeks. This could lead to the expulsion of all foreign security firms, which could have serious implications for the security of international businesses and aid organizations operating in the country.
In response to the situation, industry experts have urged the Libyan government to reconsider its decision and to work with foreign security firms to ensure that they are operating in compliance with local regulations. They argue that foreign security firms have played a vital role in the country’s security, and that their departure could lead to an increase in violence and instability.
As the situation in Libya continues to evolve, it remains to be seen what impact the expulsion of foreign security firms will have on the country’s security and stability. However, it is clear that this development has raised concerns about the future of foreign investment and aid in the country, and that the Libyan government will need to take action to address these concerns.