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Archive for November 26th, 2012

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Monday 26th November 2012   A year after oil firms jockeyed to secure the first deals in post-war Libya, political disorder and a large surplus of oil in Europe have sapped enthusiasm ahead of talks this week for 2013 contracts worth around $50 billion (31 billion pounds). More than a year has passed since the ousters of Muammar Gaddafi took control of  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  A United Nations mission led by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Georg Charpentier, was in the south of Libya on 19-24 November to look into the region’s general development as well as issues relating to the lack of control over the country’s borders. Visiting the towns of Ghat, Obari, Murzuk, Sebha and their surrounding areas,  [ Read More ]

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Monday 26th November 2012 Prosecutors in Switzerland have formally indicted former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa on allegations he laundered vast sums of money tied to at least $139 million in mysterious payments by the company, according to Swiss public broadcaster RTS “Swiss investigators are interested in this network of companies and accounts, transfers that were allegedly authorized by Riadh Ben  [ Read More ]

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Monday 26th November 2012  The near-decade long conflict between Niger and Chad, which ran from 1978-1987, is one of the darker clouds over Libyan history. Horror stories abound from both sides, with many truths about that war still hidden from the public. In 1978, Qaddafi launched an invasion into northern Chad with the intention of annexing the Aouzou strip, an  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  A delegation of some 20 French agricultural and agro-industrial companies is to visit Libya from 1 to 6 December to look into potential collaboration with the Libyan agricultural sector. The visit to Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata is being organised by the French government’s Bureau des Operations Internationales (BOI) together with France’s international agricultural promotion organisation ADEPTA, the Franco-Libyan  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  A Turkish trade mission will visit Tripoli from 3-5 December. The mission will include companies in the sectors including industrial oils, contracting, construction, beauty accessories, cleaning equipment, auto accessories, health products and ceramics. The companies will be meeting Libyan counterparts at 10:00 at the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce on 4 December. For further details contact the Tripoli Chamber  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 An Italian trade mission organised by the Milan Chamber of Commerce will visit Tripoli from 25-28 November. The mission will include companies in the tools and machinery section, leather goods, gardening, beauty, contracting and construction, mechanical and marine, and raw materials. The companies will be meeting their Libyan counterparts at the Dat Il-Imad conference center from 9.30 am  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 The Libya Summit 2012 concluded its three-day conference last Thursday (22 November) after an array of speakers including a few unbilled surprises. The Summit on transforming Libya to a modern society and economy had enjoyed a long list of local and international speakers on a rich variety of topics. The newly appointed Minister of Telecommunications Osama Siala was  [ Read More ]

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Monday 26th November 2012   The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Benghazi public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next secretary of state. “I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position,”  [ Read More ]