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Archive for October 18th, 2012

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Thursday 18th October 2012 The Great Man-made River Management and Implementation Authority (GMRA) announced today that as a result of the electricity cut to the water wells in the Hasauna area there will be major water cuts in various parts of Libya. The wells supply much of Tripoli’s water which is stored in a series of open water reservoirs. The  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 18th October 2012  The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Tarek Mitri, has taken up his post in Tripoli, heading the United Nations’ work in Libya. He replaces Ian Martin who finished just over a year in office on 14 October. “I shall be delighted to be a witness of the historic changes in Libya and committed  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Libya’s new Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, a career diplomat has strong India connections. 62-year old Zeidan shot into prominence when he was sent to work in Libyan embassy in India in the late 1970s alongside the Ambassador Mohamed Yousef el-Magariaf, Al Jazeera reported. Both Zeidan and el-Magariaf hit the headlines when they defected in 1980 to form the  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 18th October 2012  Libya’s new Prime Minister, Dr Ali Zidan, tasked with forming a government within two weeks of his election, has begun to weigh up the people whom he considers could best be form part of his cabinet of ministers. Ali Zidan, 62, a former human rights lawyer, long-time opponent of deposed and slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi,  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 18th October 2012 The world saw the video footage of Muammar Gaddafi’s last moments. But until now the exact details of how he ended up in a drainage pipe in Sirte – and how he sustained the injuries clearly present before he was killed – were less clear. The outlines of how Muammar Gaddafi died are already well known:  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Sen. John McCain on Wednesday said Mitt Romney missed an opportunity to go after the president over Libya in the second presidential debate. Asked whether Romney failed to press President Barack Obama on the administration’s handling of last month’s consulate attack, the Arizona senator said “in a way, he did” on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” During the debate,  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Hundreds of mourners gathered on Tuesday for a memorial for slain U.S. envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens, as the Libyan ambassador to Washington called him a “friend and hero” and apologized for his death on behalf of the government in Tripoli. Stevens, who was killed in September in an attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, was remembered at  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 18th October 2012  The State Department’s decision to hire Blue Mountain Group to guard the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, entrusted security tasks to a little-known British company instead of the large firms it usually uses in overseas danger zones. The contract was largely based on expediency, U.S. officials have said, since no one knew how long  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 18th October 2012 For more than three minutes, you see a mob of enraged men toss Moammar Gadhafi around like a broken mannequin. His body and face bloody, his black bushy hair a crazy mess, the 69-year-old is pummeled. His shirt is ripped open to reveal a pudgy belly. The cell phone capturing the scene focuses on a gulf of red spreading  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Nearly a year after Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was captured and killed in his coastal home town of Sirte, an advocacy group is accusing the rebel fighters who cornered him of war crimes against his entourage. In a lengthy report issued early Wednesday morning, Human Rights Watch, the New York-based group, accuses some of the former revolutionaries who now  [ Read More ]