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Archive for November 29th, 2012

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Thursday 29th November 2012  Preparations for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) that will be hosted in Libya might well have been given an official, yet belated kick-off as the newly appointed Libyan Youth and Sports Minister, Abdulsalam Guaila met with a number of German companies on the 27November to discuss overdue pre-war sports infrastructure projects. AFCON 2017 is  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Seven new ambassadors to Libya presented their credentials today to the president of the General National Congress, Mohamed Magarief, in his role as acting head of state. The new ambassadors are Andy Detaille from Belgium, Alfonso Alfredo Sequiera from Brazil, Michael Grant from Canada, Alex Geiger Soffia from Chile, Archil Dzuliashvili from Georgia, Kyriakos Amiridis from Greece and Erwin Hofer from Switzerland. All the ambassadors are based in Tripoli, except  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Freelance journalists from France, Spain and Britain on Wednesday won the Rory Peck Awards for video reporting in warzones including Libya and Syria. The annual award, presented at the ceremony at the British Film Institute, recognizes the achievement of freelance cameramen and women working in news around the world. Alberto Arce and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova from Spain took  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The Ministry of Oil is proposing to separate the National Oil Corporation’s exploration and production activities from refining, establishing two separate bodies to be respectively headquartered in Tripoli and Benghazi. The initiative comes a little under two months after a plan to give Benghazi effective responsibility for exploration, production and refining services in eastern Libya was put on  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Almost total confusion surrounds Libya’s involvement in French attempts to save the Petroplus oil refinery in north-west France following a series of contradictory statements in both Libya and France today, Wednesday. The refinery went bankrupt at the beginning of the year. The French government has been trying to find buyers to keep refinery the Petit-Couronne refinery in Normandy  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 29th November 2012  Protests at western Libya’s main oil refinery closed operations on Thursday for a second time this month, a company spokesman said, raising concerns of a gasoline shortage in the capital. Essam al-Muntasir, of the Zawiya Oil Refining Company, said many wounded veterans of the civil war which ousted Muammer Gaddafi last year were demonstrating in front of  [ Read More ]