2012 November 3 : Libyan Embassy – London
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Archive for November 3rd, 2012

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 The British Embassy in Tripoli has announced that applications are now being accepted for a UK scholarship programme offering promising students the chance to study for a Master’s Degree in England. The Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Each of the nine available scholarships is for a one-year Master’s course at one  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 The formation of the new Libyan government constitues a major step in the process of establishing a stable and democratic Libya, in the view of the Italian government. “The inclusiveness-based approach that led to the composition of the cabinet by Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, and the convergence of different Libyan political forces, are encouraging signs for the tasks  [ Read More ]

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 More than 1,000 demonstrators massed outside the Tibesti hotel in Benghazi following Friday prayers yesterday calling for greater economic autonomy in the Cyrenaica region. The protests, which came two days after Prime Minister Ali Zeidan succeeded in getting his government through Congress, renewed calls for key financial institutions to be based in Benghazi, including the central  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 A planned mass demonstration by thuwar outside the Congress buildings in Tripoli was called off at the last minute after Prime Minister Ali Zeidan reportedly offered to announce changes to his cabinet on Sunday. Three major thuwar goups,  the National Union of the Revolutionaries of Libya, the High Council of Revolutionaries of Libya and the Union of the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Both Russia and China have welcomed the new Libyan government. “This marks a new step in the political transition of Libya, and China welcomes it,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei in Beijing on Friday. He added that China hoped it would open the doors to lasting political stability and prosperity in Libya and that relations between  [ Read More ]

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 Canada has welcomed the approval of Ali Zeidan’s new government by the National Congress on 31 October. “Canada welcomes the appointment of a new Libyan cabinet and recognises the great strides the Libyan people are making in establishing a new democracy”, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement. “Canada is committed to a free  [ Read More ]

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 Benghazi on Saturday again witnessed a demonstration by about a thousand protesters calling for more autonomy for the eastern part of the country and the reintroduction of the constitution of 1951 to establish a federal system. The protesters have also been demanding that key institutions like the central bank and oil and finance ministries be relocated  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Gunmen have ended their siege of Libya’s parliament, having been given the chance to meet the prime minister to air their grievances. Dozens of militiamen occupied the complex on Wednesday to protest against the formation of the new government. They called for the removal of some of the ministers who have links to the late Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.  [ Read More ]