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Archive for November 22nd, 2012

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Thursday 22nd November 2012  The Rome-based Osservatorio del Mediterraneo and the Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana (Italian Journalism Agency) have set up a prize to be awarded to historians and journalists from Libya and Italy. Named the Septimius Severus Prize for the Promotion of Communication and Exchanges in the Mediterranean, it can also be awarded to others from North Africa and Europe whose work focuses on the  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 22nd November 2012 A senior Danish government minister has challenged traditional stereotypes of Libya as a hostile environment for foreign businesses, saying that Tripoli is no more dangerous than Tunis. Trade and Investment Minister Pia Olsen Dyhr made the remarks during a visit to the capital as part of a three day Danish trade mission running from 21-23 November.  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libya is to be the ‘guest of honour’ at the 2013 Cairo International Book Fair, the largest and oldest book fair in the Arab world, now celebrating its 43rd year. Dr Ahmed Megahed, director of the General Egyptian Book Organisation (GEBO), which organises the annual event, said Libyan cultural officials and publishers had this week accepted the star  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 22nd November 2012  Teachers in the town of Jadu attended the first session of a Tamazight language instruction course on Wednesday. Moussa Ahram, the town’s coordinator for the Tamazight curriculum, says that more courses will be organsied soon. A total of 20 teachers participated in learning how to teach Berber scripture and syntax. This development comes at a time  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libyan university educators are to be offered fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to some of the largest and most prestigious universities in America as part of a programme supported by the US government. The scholarships, which will be ten weeks in duration, are open to any Libyan with less than five years of teaching experience with Libyan universities. This is  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 22nd November 2012  During Wednesday’s meeting of the National Congress, members addressed suggestions on the formation of the constitutional drafting committee, which has been critiqued as long-overdue. The GNC’s principal task is the establishment of a 60-member committee that will draft Libya’s new constitution, which will ultimately be voted on via national referendum. The original constitutional declaration of August  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Austrian design engineers Intergeo declined to comment on reports in a Salzburg paper that they had been forced into bankruptcy because of unpaid work they did on the suspended Sirte-Benghazi rail link. The Salzburg Times reported today that civil engineering firm Intergeo had been forced into liquidation after over €1 million worth of Qaddafi-era work and fees went  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 22nd November 2012  Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, said she has been the victim of “unfounded” Republican attacks over her account of a militant assault on the US embassy in Libya. Ms Rice is a frontrunner to be the next US secretary of state but Senator John McCain and other Republicans have said they would block  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Nov - 22 - 2012 0 Comment

Thursday 22nd November 2012  Tripoli will be playing host to the Officina Mediterraneo (Off Med) on Friday, a spectacular concert featuring two quintents from the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea. From one side will be coming the Libyan group, a renowned band of instrumental traditional local music from Libya, whilst from the other will come the Opera Quintet, a  [ Read More ]