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Archive for December 3rd, 2012

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December 2012  The Central Bank of Libya is planning to change the design of Libya’s coins. It has issued a tender notice to coin mints in a number of countries asking for quotes and designs for new half-dinar, quarter-dinar, 100-dirham and 50-dirham coins. All will be round. The present quarter-dinar coin is ten-sided. The tender notice also includes a design  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The winners of The Tripoli Post‘s competition for aspiring journalists were presented with awards at the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel in Libya’s capital, Tripoli this week. The newspaper received one hundred and six entries for the Journalism Competition for Youth. During the award ceremony Khawla Al-Meslati the paper’s public relations manager emphasised that the aim of the competition was  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  Leaders past and present gathered at the National Congress today for a service in memory of Mansur Rashid Al-Kikhia, the former diplomat and anti-Qaddafi activist who disappeared in Cairo in 1993. Before a packed auditorium that contained the vast majority of the GNC, the prime minister and other leading political figures and dignitaries, speaker after speaker invoked Kikhia’s  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  A festival focusing on Libyans with disabilities opened in Benghazi on Saturday. Organised by the Committee of the Friends of the Mentally Handicapped in collaboration with the local paralympic group, the three-day event coincides with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3 December. The day, endorsed by United Nations, has as its theme: “Removing  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  A conference on underwater archaeology is being organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Department of Archaeology in Tripoli. On Monday, December 3, there will be a lecture by Professor Sebastiano Tusa from the Italian Underwater and Coastal Archaeological Mission in Cyrenaica. On Tuesday, Tuesday, December 11, Professor Barbara Davidde from the University of Rome III will give a  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  When Facebook stopped working in large parts of Libya on Wednesday evening, rumours quickly abounded that the state internet service provider had intentionally shut down what is arguably the most popular medium through which Libyans offer their criticisms of the new authorities. Continued disruption through much of Thursday only fed the fires, with many Libyans quickly turning to  [ Read More ]

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December 2012 Order has been restored in the town of Salloum, the border crossing between Libya and Egypt, following clashes on Friday. Residents of Salloum clashed with Libyan authorities after residents from the Egyptian side reportedly threw stones onto the Libyan side. To disperse the crowd, shots were fired in the air by Libyan authorities. No injuries have been reported.  [ Read More ]

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Monday 3rd December 2012  Former undersecretary of health Adel Abushufa has won his second appeal against an Integrity Commission ruling that saw him suspended from office back in April. Sunday’s decision by the First Administrative Chamber of the Tripoli Appeals Court comes too late for Abushafa, however, with the Kib government in which he served now out of office. It  [ Read More ]