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Archive for December 5th, 2012

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The Legatum Institute hosted a debate about the future of the Libyan media, and officially launched the English version of the Libya Media Wiki, www.libyamediawiki.com. Huda Abuzeid from the Rashad Foundation and Chloé de Préneuf from the Legatum Institute, who both worked together in Libya to write the first version of the Wiki, began by presenting the website and explaining the importance of monitoring  [ Read More ]

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December 2012 The Housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB) has signed contracts with a number of foreign companies to immediately resume three projects in Tripoli worth an estimated LD 1.1 billion. The committee reviewing the contracts for HIB gave the green light last month to restart the work. According to HIB, the total value of housing construction throughout the country is  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  Veteran British cabinet minister Ken Clarke is in Tripoli leading a trade mission by the London-based business group, the Middle East Association. With some 22 companies and organisations present in the group, the MEA mission covers a wide spectrum of British expertise focussed on Libya, from providing education and healthcare and environmental facilities to defence, security and aviation  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The Libyan junior, cadet and ladies golf teams rounded up their participation at the 32nd Pan Arab Golf Championship in Bahrain on a high note as golfer Ahmed Ramadan Sassi won a gold medal in the process. The competition which was held from the 24th till the 30th of last month witnessed the participation of 14 Arab countries: Libya, Morocco, Tunisia,  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The treatment of wounds caused by mines, bullets, shrapnel and other weapons will be the focus of a two-day seminar to be held in Tripoli on 5 and 6 December. Some 120 doctors from across the country will be in attendance at the event, which is being organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  The former diplomat and anti-Qaddafi dissident Mansour Rashid Kikhia was formally laid to rest in his hometown of Benghazi, yesterday, the same day as he was born. Held in Tahrir Square, the funeral was attended by several high-profile figures including Prime Minister Zeidan, Chief of Staff Mangoush, members of Congress, members of the Benghazi Local Council and a  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 5th December 2012 Libya, a big food buyer, has dismissed as unfounded fears that due to “growing disarray” in the country, it could delay payments for food shipments. Since the end of last year’s conflict that ousted its former dictator Gaddafi from power after more than four decades of iron-fist rule, Libya has stepped up purchases of staples including  [ Read More ]

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December 2012  Some 70 officers from all four service arms of the Libyan armed forces have begun a three-day training seminar with the British military in Tripoli. The course is designed to introduce the Libyan military to the overall strategies and concepts necessary to develop a modern, professional army, navy, air force and air defence. The programme will provide a  [ Read More ]