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Archive for November 21st, 2012

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Wednesday 21st November 2012  Intended to signal the dawn of a new era of openness and transparency in Libya, the government opened up its first formal cabinet meeting to the press today, held in the grand oval cabinet room of the prime minister’s office in Tripoli. In addition to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and his government, a raft of senior  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libyans are continuing to display solidarity with Palestine over Israel’s attacks on Gaza. At the onset of recent hostilities, activists in Tripoli quickly organised a rally after mid-day prayers last Friday, which drew a crowd of more than 400. The rally was attended by political figures, such as Ummah Al-Wast Party leader Sami Al-Saadi, Hisham Kreskshi from Tripoli’s  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 When an outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease (FMD) was identified in Zawiya at the end of 2010, the authorities responded accordingly, clearing a ring around the infected area, vaccinating livestock on the perimeter and placing strict controls on animal movements. When a subsequent outbreak was reported in Zliten at the start of 2011, animal health teams were  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The three-day Libya Summit organised by Fleming Gulf Conferences at Tripoli, started Tuesday morning in the Libyan capital, Tripoli with a number of eminent speakers addressing a very attentive audience eagerly awaiting the results of a meeting that is discussing the transformation of Libya as a model of stability and economic excellence. The event, the largest business event  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Canadian immigration officials say they will comply with a Federal Court order to review the case of a Libyan family that was deported four years ago to Libya under the regime of the former dictator, Muamma Gaddafi, where the father was imprisoned and tortured in the country’s notorious Ain Zara jail. Adel Benhmuda, his wife Aisha Benmatug and  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 21st November 2012  Al-Unood al-Senussi, the 20-year-old daughter of Abdullah al-Senussi, the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief, and niece of Gaddafi’s wife Safiyah, appeared in court Tuesday charged with entering Libya on a fake passport from Algeria. Al-Unood, who was brought into the criminal court handcuffed, had been detained by the military police last month. The  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Day one of the Libya Summit, one of the largest business events in Libya so far, has got off to a flying start with speeches from the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya and the editor of the Libya Herald. Richard H. Griffiths, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya who is chairing  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  UK-based Heritage Oil, through its Sahara Oil Services business is going after contracts with the NOC and other state oil companies to rehabilitate Libya’s hydrocarbon sector. Heritage Oil came to Libya in the first half of 2011, setting up in Benghazi during the revolution. In a management update on its Libyan operations, Heritage CEO, Tony Buckingham pointed out  [ Read More ]