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Archive for March 1st, 2013

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Friday 1st March 2013  An artwork by Libyan artist Arwa Abouon, featured in an upcoming Christie’s auction in Dubai of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, will be the first Libyan piece at the auction in six years. ‘Juan Nuwarr’ is a limited-edition digital print in a lightbox, created in 2008. It shows two young boys in an  [ Read More ]

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28th February 2013  A new short film competition, the Libya Movie Awards, is now looking for entries for its first ever contest. The competition, run by the Italian Cultural Institute and local NGO 1-Libya, and funded by the European Union, is aimed at talented young Libyan film makers. Films should be between one and ten minutes long. They must fall  [ Read More ]

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28th February 2013  Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zidan is calling on militias to evacuate their buildings and headquarters, vowing that his government will be decisive in dealing with the armed groups that he says are “hijacking” the country. After the fall of Libya’s dictator Moammar Gadhafi, armed groups including rebels who battled Gadhafi’s forces during eight-month civil war, posed a  [ Read More ]

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28th February 2013  Former inmates of Abu Selim prison gathered there yesterday morning, Thursday, to commemorate the second anniversary of the 17th February Revolution. In a ceremony in the prison’s infamous courtyard where some 1,270 prisoners were murdered by the prison guards 17 years ago, they heard the head of the General National Congress, Mohamed Magarief, say that the place  [ Read More ]

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28th February 2013  The Libyan sovereign wealth fund said on Thursday it was taking legal advice over losses on structured products managed by Goldman Sachs. In a statement released in Italy, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) also said it was cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is examining whether the U.S. investment bank and other financial companies violated bribery  [ Read More ]

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28th February 2013  Qatari bank Masraf Al Rayan’s desire to acquire an important share in a commercial bank in Libya has finally been approved by its extra ordinary general assembly, The North Africa Post reports. Al Rayan has been yearning to increase its capital in a Libyan bank to get what many reports describe as a strategic share. The extra ordinary assembly’s approval  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  The government has approved the resumption of the railway project, according to the Minister of Transport, Abdel-Qader Mohamed Ahmed. He was speaking at a press conference yesterday, Tuesday during which he also revealed a study to transform the ports in Zawia and Khoms into the two largest in the country, linking Europe to Africa. Explaining that he already  [ Read More ]