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Archive for April 19th, 2013

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April 2013  Benghazi put on a great show today for its carnival which brought thousands of people out onto the streets to watch the colourful and noisy parade. The festive mood appeared to be the greater because many onlookers saw the carnival as a chance to prove that their city was not the dangerous flash point so often described by  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th April 2013  Sitting in an ornate office in the Libyan Embassy in Knightsbridge, Mahmud Nacua still has to pinch himself. “It’s ironic that I am working inside this Embassy; not so long ago I was outside protesting,” smiles the Ambassador wryly. A journalist and early critic of the Qaddafi regime, Nacua was jailed in 1973 for two years  [ Read More ]

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April 2013 As the three-day trade visit by British universities drew to a close yesterday, both Libyan representatives and the UK delegates were unanimous in seeing higher education partnerships as the way forward. “We are very glad to have these university representatives here in Libya,” Director of Universities Administration for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jamal Elfardag  [ Read More ]

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April 2013  Seven hundred Libyans arrived in France between 10 and 16 April as part of a programme to train 300 of them as French-language teachers. The other 400 are members of their families who will be staying with them while they are studying in France for the next the 12 months. The group, from all over Libya are spread  [ Read More ]

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April 2013  The inaugural Gharyan Rally was launched today, with the first of three days of mountain road races. The opening stage of the 80 km rally, in which 32 drivers from all over Libya are competing, roared off from Abu Gheilan, Gharyan. “We hope that such event will provide a sound learning base for amateur Libyan race cars drivers,”  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th April 2013  Tripoli’s largest ever secondhand book fair will open on Saturday in Martyrs’ Square, offering thousands of books, each for the price of LD 5 or less. Coinciding with World Book Day on 23 April, the fair will last three days. It aims to make books affordable and accessible. “Libyans don’t generally read a lot,” Eman Alghoul  [ Read More ]

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Friday 19th April 2013  Libya plans to invest 400 million dinars ($314 million) on building stadiums this year as it prepares to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Construction of these stadiums will resume in June. “Just like Nelson Mandela unified South Africa, we hope to unify Libya under this cup,” Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi told  [ Read More ]