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Archive for January, 2013

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Thursday 31st January 2013  David Cameron has told Libyans that “the British people want to stand with you” as he visited country on the second stage of his African trip. The prime minister was greeted by the public in Martyrs’ Square in the capital Tripoli, having spoken to recruits at a police training college. He has also met Prime Minister  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 31st January 2013  Prime Minister wants “strong, prosperous” and democratic Libya. The Prime Minister David Cameron today used a surprise visit to Libya to make his second pledge in 24 hours of closer security ties between Britain and North African countries on the newly declared front line in the battle against Islamic extremism. Hot on the heels of his  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 31st January 2013 Prime minister promises UK help for new democracy and meets revolutionaries in Tripoli walkabout. David Cameron has arrived for a surprise one-day visit to Tripoli in Libyadespite recent threats to the British embassy and consulates. He flew from Algiers in a personal statement of support for the Arab spring and the new Libyan government, which is struggling to  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 The Central Bank of Libya says that it will start issuing new Libyan banknotes as of tomorrow, Thursday. The notes have face values of one, five, ten and twenty dinars. There were plans to bring in a LD 50 note but the Bank decided against it in a bid to control the black economy. According to the Bank’s  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 31st January 2013  The government has signed agreements with some 600 contractors on resuming work on housing units and related construction works. Speaking at the government press conference yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, the Minister of Housing and Utilities, Ali Hassan Al-Sharif, said that the go-aheads had been signed after the contracts had been re-evaluated by the Commission of Twenty which  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 There was a special celebration at Sebha Airport yesterday when Afriqiyah Airways’ latest Airbus A320 flew in direct from France. Local Congressman Mohamed Arrish welcomed the new addition to the airline’s fleet saying that it was a very good occasion for Sebha to be the place chosen to receive it, showing as it did that the aviation industry  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 The U.N.’s special representative for Libya warned the Security Council on Tuesday that France’s military offensive in northern Mali may drive Islamic insurgents out and across the porous borders with Algeria and into Libya. U.N. officials including peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous have said that the Islamist occupation of northern Mali was partly triggered by the downfall of Libyan  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  The oil minister, Abdulbari Al-Arusi, met yesterday evening, Tuesday, members of the Tuareg Advisory Council to discuss their demands for jobs in the oil industry in the south of the country. The council consists of Tuareg tribal chiefs and elders. The meeting took place in Tripoli. The Tuareg are demanding jobs for their young people, together with training  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  The new Libyan Air Force Chief of Staff, Brigadier Ahmed Habib Al-Mismari, has visited the Air Force Academy at Misrata. During tour of the academy on Monday, he was told of the plans to hold a graduation ceremony for pilots, engineers and technicians to coincide with the second anniversary of the 17 February revolution.   Mismari was also  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 A national seven-aside rugby tournament is to start on Friday.  The announcement was made by the governing Libyan Rugby Technical Committee. Clubs participating in the tournament are Tahadi, Benghazi Aljadida, Ahli Benghazi, Terasana, Ahli Tripoli and Shabab. The first matches will be held in Tripoli and Benghazi. Round two will be held on 8 February, round three on 8 March.  The national finals will  [ Read More ]