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Archive for November 27th, 2012

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November 2012  One of the images at the exhibition: Farshyia acrylic on canvas by Najla Shawket Fitouri During the 2011 uprising Libyans didn’t just fight with guns and risk their lives, they also expressed themselves through the arts. This art has been brought to London by two Libyan women Najlaa El-Ageli and Nessrin Gebreel whose mission is to bring it  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 27th November 2012  The plan to elect or appoint the 60-member Constitutional Commission on a regional basis is being re-assessed by the General National Congress (GNC) according to Khaled Ammar Al-Mashri, the Justice and Construction party (J&C) congressman from Zawia. Speaking at a meeting in Tripoli yesterday of the Yalla Shabab (“Young people, Let’s get going!”) organisation, he said that  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 27th November 2012  The National Congress has voted to create a new Ministry of Information to regulate the Libyan media. The new body is designed to replace two pre-existing media councils, the first created by the National Transitional Council and the second established by the media themselves at a major conference in Jadu in June. Controversy has surrounded the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has decided that all deputy ministers of the Kib Government will now stay in place until such time as replacements are appointed. The decision follows a recent announcement by Zeidan that all deputy ministers were to be relieved of their duties with immediate effect. “There has been something of a change”  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 27th November 2012  Elders and political leaders have gathered in Sirte to discuss ways to begin a process of reconciliation between Qaddafi loyalists and supporters of the revolution. A large number, if not the majority of residents still support the former regime in Sirte, which was the birthplace of Muammar Qaddafi. The extensive meeting was attended by leading local  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libya is suffering from a vast influx of imported used cars, many of them illegal, according to the chairman of the Benghazi Local Council’s transportation committee. Saddiq Salama Zliteni said the influx began following a decree allowing the import of used cars passed by the NTC’s executive committee, headed at the time by Mahmoud Jibril, and that subsequent  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Lebanon’s biggest bank, Bank Audi , will launch operations in Iraq next year and its rival Byblos Bank is to enter the Libyan market as both contend with a flagging domestic economy. Domestic operations have become increasingly important for Lebanese banks hit by falling returns in war-torn Syria, traditionally their biggest international market. However, Lebanon’s slowing economic growth has forced its banks to  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 27th November 2012  US envoy to the UN Susan Rice is to meet Senator John McCain on Tuesday in an apparent bid to defuse a bitter row over Libya that could hurt her chances of becoming the next secretary of state. Mr McCain has led Republican attacks against Ms Rice, accusing her of misleading the public over the September  [ Read More ]