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Archive for February 14th, 2013

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February 2013 Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has told French President Francois Hollande that Libya is able to protect its borders but needs technical cooperation. Zeidan met with the French President today, Wednesday, a day after the Ministerial Conference on Libya held in Paris. Involving Libya’s closest allies since the revolution as well as international organisations inlcuding the UN, the EU  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Banned under Gaddafi for being too violent, rugby is flourishing and helping build bridges in a polarised country. The pitch is bone-hard, the goalposts are improvised and the kit is mostly borrowed. Referees are in short supply and no one really knows the Arabic for “prop forward”. And for decades the sport was banned by the Gaddafi regime  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 14th February 2013  “Almost everyone who drives past buys a flag,’ explained Abdalati Aljanzuri. “Even if they bought a flag the day before, people buy them again and again.” Aljanzuri runs a roadside stall selling flags in Martyrs Square and is doing a brisk trade as drivers stock up ahead of the 17 February anniversary celebrations. “I’ve bought many,  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  The General National Congress (GNC) has approved a three-man committee today, Wednesday, to write the electoral law for the vote for Libya’s Constitutional Commission. The three, nominated by the GNC president’s office, are Sulaiman Zubi, Mohamed Abdullah Tumi and Shaaban Ali Issa Buseita. The three represent Libya’s three historic regions – Cyrenaica, Fezzan and Tripolitania. The 60-member Commission is  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  The first reading of a draft law to provide pensions and healthcare for revolutionaries wounded during the 2011 war to overthrow the Qaddafi regime has been approved by the General National Congress. It now goes to committee stage for detailed investigation and drafting. The reading was approved by 84 members out of the 115 attending the session this  [ Read More ]