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Archive for January 3rd, 2013

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By Karen Dabrowska The year 2012 was one of achievements and challenges for Libya. The greatest achievement undoubtedly being the holding of democratic elections in July – the first since 1952. The last national vote prior to that was held in 1965, when no political parties were allowed. In August the Transitional government handed power to the General National Congress,  [ Read More ]

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A Franco-Lebanese businessman who has been implicated in some of France’s biggest arms scandals has claimed he has proof that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy received 50m euros (£40m) in funding from former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Businessman Ziad Takieddine told a French judge that Mr Sarkozy received the money during his 2007 presidential campaign and after the election, from  [ Read More ]

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Tripoli, 2 January: The head of the General National Congress Mohamed Magarief arrived in Sebha this morning as part of a fact-finding visit to Libya’s south, Libyan news agency LANA reported. Magarief arrived at Sebha International Airport with a delegation of GNC officials, and will visit towns in the region “to get a clear, accurate vision of the circumstances that  [ Read More ]