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Archive for May, 2013

Posted by On May - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

Friday 31st May 2013  Employees from Mellitah Oil & Gas, which is one of the largest oil companies in Libya, recently travelled to Malta to take part in a course on aviation rescue and fire fighting through the International Safety Training College (ISTC). The course, which took place over three weeks, was aimed at successfully training fire-fighting teams for aviation  [ Read More ]

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Friday 31st May 2013  Through its European Union-funded program “Stabilising at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START), and in coordination with the Libyan government, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) this week inaugurated a medical clinic at the Twaisha Detention Centre, in Tripoli. In support of the Libyan government’s efforts to more  [ Read More ]

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Friday 31st May 2013  At Wednesday’s Prime Ministerial press conference, Electricity Minister Ali Muhairig said that there needs to be increased public awareness with regards to the responsible use of energy. Muhairig said that with the onset of high temperatures in the middle of summer he expected demand for energy to rise. He also pointed out that whatever oil or  [ Read More ]

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May 2013  Next week’s “Libya Projects 2013” conference and workshop to be held at the Corinthia hotel, Tripoli, Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 June is expected to attract around 300 key individuals representing major Libyan and international organisations. Co-organised by MEED and BM Libya, the large 3-day conference is supported by the GNC and will highlight the key developments, opportunities and projects  [ Read More ]

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May 2013 At Wednesday’s Prime Ministerial press conference, Electricity Minister Ali Muhairig surprised the nation by announcing that some of the electricity generators ordered to make up the generation deficit in summer had arrived in an Antonov plane at Mitiga airport. They were all expected to arrive by ship. At last weeks’ press conference, Minister Muhairig confirmed to a Libya Herald question that most  [ Read More ]

Posted by On May - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Thursday 30th May 2013  The award-winning 1974 American crime epic, The Godfather Part II , will be shown at Tripoli’s Art House tonight. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and part-based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, the film is both a sequel and a prequel to Coppola’s 1972 filmThe Godfather. Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, the film explores  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 30th May 2013  “Libya is certain that none ever crossed the Libyan borders and committed the bombings in Niger,” the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan told reporters in Tripoli on Wednesday referring to the allegation made by Nigerian officials that the bombers who attacked a French-run uranium mine last week came from Libya. “The officials in Niger should be  [ Read More ]

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May 2013  In a bid to accommodate the growing technological needs of multinational businesses operating in and out of Libya, TI Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group, and Gateway for Telecommunications & Informatics Company, a local network operator, have signed a deal to offer International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services. IPLC can deliver solutions to organisations that  [ Read More ]

Posted by On May - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

May 2013  The late King Idris was commemorated in the Ethiopian capital Addis Abba this past week in a  celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the African Union (AU). A Libyan delegation attending the celebrations was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Abdelsalam Al-Gadi. It was agreed last January, by AU’s Assembly  [ Read More ]

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May 2013  Mohamed al-Magarief, the elected head of Libya’s parliament, stepped down on Tuesday in compliance with a law passed earlier this month which bars from public office for 10 years anyone who served in a senior position under the rule of Muammer Gaddafi. Mr Magarief was an ambassador to India in 1980 before he defected and joined the opposition, living  [ Read More ]