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Archive for December, 2012

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Friday 21st December 2012  The European Commission has approved €25 million package to support transition in Libya, consisting of three programmes focusing on sectors that are important for stability and for delivering on expectations of the people (Education, Health Care, Security and Rule of Law). In a press release the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, explained  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  A new A320 Airbus was handed over to Libyan Airlines today, Thursday. It was flown from Toulouse to Abraq airport. It is the second A320 to be delivered to the airline this month. The first, and the first to be delivered since the revolution, was flown to Misrata on 1 December. A third A320 Airbus is to be  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  An agreement has been signed between the Vice-President of Libya’s General National Council (GNC) Ghiuma Ataigha and IPU Secretary-General Anders B. Johnsson in Tripoli marking a significant step in Libya’s efforts to establish a parliamentary democracy. The GNC, which was elected this summer and has appointed an interim government, has a year to organise elections based on a  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The UK government’s compensation to a Libyan dissident over its complicity in his torture and rendition provides some relief but does not absolve it of the duty to investigate, Human Rights Watch, HRW has said. A criminal investigation into his claims and a wider public inquiry are both essential, HRW said. “The UK’s payment to Sami Mustafa al-Saadi  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The GNC head Mohammed Magarief addressed the Platform for Peaceconference in Tripoli today. The conference under the banner “Libya Platform for Peace: National Reconciliation, Security and Constitution,” was organized Karama, UN Women and the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace. On the issue of  peace and reconciliation, Magarief said that ‘’if we don’t feel peace inside us, society itself does not  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  Afriqiyah airlines marked a break from its past last night as it launched its new logo at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli. The new logo was designed by Saeed Al-Barouni, manager of catering and in-flight services for the airline, and was selected from more than 60 other entries by Afriqiyah’s directors. Barouni’s design is based on the markings  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  After a year’s work, Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport is now free of mines and other remnants of war. Mine experts of Germany’s Saint Barbara Foundation (SBF) and the Libyan Amal Foundation declared clearance work complete on Tuesday, 18 December. A total of 8,653 anti-personnel mines and one hand grenade were found on an area of 28,000 square meters and  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said today, Wednesday, that he had chosen a military governor for the south, large swathes of which were declared closed military zones on Monday, although he did name the official. Zeidan said the government was fully committed to making the south safer, as well as improving the situation in Libya more broadly: “trust me the  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 20th December 2012  Three US State Department officials resigned in wake of the verdict The Obama administration has been accused of a series of blunders over the killings of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three of his team in Benghazi earlier this year. An independent review said the State Department was responsible for “systematic failures of  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 20th December 2012  The Libyan Holding Company for Development and Investment, part of the Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF), organised a signing ceremony on Tuesday, 18 December. The ceremony was for contracts for the sale of some of the administrative buildings at the “Bab Tarabulis project 1” (Tripoli Gate 1) on the Airport Road. The ceremony was attended by a  [ Read More ]