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Weekly Security Report by SNE 15th April 2014 UC Berkeley Initiative saves Diabetics from Blindness Gas Discovery in Ghadames Basin Protasco to Complete Libyan Work by 2015
 

Weekly Security Report by SNE 15th April 2014

North-Western: The interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has stated that he will not switch to a more permanent role, and remain in post as a ‘caretaker’ until a replacement can be found. His decision was made after his family home was subject to an attack on the evening of the 12th April. He had been […]

UC Berkeley Initiative saves Diabetics from Blindness

UC Berkeley Initiative saves Diabetics from Blindness

A UC Berkeley graduate student in optometry, one of her professors and a Berkeley alumnus have joined forces to build a long-distance diagnostic project that has the potential to keep a large number of people in crisis-torn Libya from going blind. The public service project involves training Libyan doctors to take detailed digital photographs inside […]

Gas Discovery in Ghadames Basin

Gas Discovery in Ghadames Basin

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that Sonatrach (SIPEX) Libya (Operator), Oil India, and Indian Oil report initial information concerning exploration well C1-96/01 drilled in contract area 95/96 in Ghadames Basin. The well is located approximately 650 km Southwest of Tripoli and 70 km South of El-Wafa Field. The initial production test result from […]

Protasco to Complete Libyan Work by 2015

Protasco to Complete Libyan Work by 2015

Malaysia construction and engineering services group Protasco Bhd expects to complete its remaining projects in Libya by the end of this year or beginning of 2015, according to a report from The Star Online. Managing Director Datuk Chong Ket Pen (pictured) said in June 2013 that the company was restarting business in Libya at end-June after […]

Weekly Security Report by SNE 15th April 2014

15 April 2014

North-Western: The interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has stated that he will not switch to a more permanent role, and remain in post as a ‘caretaker’ until a replacement can be found. His decision was made after his family home was subject to an attack on the evening of the 12th April. He had been […]

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UC Berkeley Initiative saves Diabetics from Blindness

UC Berkeley Initiative saves Diabetics from Blindness

15 April 2014

A UC Berkeley graduate student in optometry, one of her professors and a Berkeley alumnus have joined forces to build a long-distance diagnostic project that has the potential to keep a large number of people in crisis-torn Libya from going blind. The public service project involves training Libyan doctors to take detailed digital photographs inside […]

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Gas Discovery in Ghadames Basin

Gas Discovery in Ghadames Basin

15 April 2014

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that Sonatrach (SIPEX) Libya (Operator), Oil India, and Indian Oil report initial information concerning exploration well C1-96/01 drilled in contract area 95/96 in Ghadames Basin. The well is located approximately 650 km Southwest of Tripoli and 70 km South of El-Wafa Field. The initial production test result from […]

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Protasco to Complete Libyan Work by 2015

Protasco to Complete Libyan Work by 2015

15 April 2014

Malaysia construction and engineering services group Protasco Bhd expects to complete its remaining projects in Libya by the end of this year or beginning of 2015, according to a report from The Star Online. Managing Director Datuk Chong Ket Pen (pictured) said in June 2013 that the company was restarting business in Libya at end-June after […]

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Thomas Smith Group Extends Representation to Libya

Thomas Smith Group Extends Representation to Libya

15 April 2014

The Thomas Smith Group, agents of SDV Logistics in Malta, have now also extended representation in Libya. Managing Director, Joe Gerada, said: “We are investing in our ability to implement an extensive supply chain solution. SDV is already a strong player within Africa, as part of Bolloré Africa Logistics, and it is indeed a pleasure […]

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3x Chevening Scholarship Places for 2015/16

3x Chevening Scholarship Places for 2015/16

15 April 2014

The United Kingdom Budget announced on 19th March included a tripling of Chevening places in developing countries for the 2015-16 academic year. Chevening Scholarships are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers. An FCO spokesperson said: “Chevening Scholarships are an important element in supporting Britain’s work […]

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Video: Oil Deal Sparks Political Division

Video: Oil Deal Sparks Political Division

15 April 2014

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan ministers are criticising a deal that ended the rebel blockade of two Eastern oil ports. Rebels have handed the oil terminals they had captured last year back to the government.But some people believe […]

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New Oil Discovery in Sirte Basin

New Oil Discovery in Sirte Basin

14 April 2014

The Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), fully owned by the National Oil Corporation (NOC), has drilled the FF2-47 well to a total depth of 7270 feet and tested oil from the Lidam Formation. The well is located in Sirte Basin approximately 80 km south west of Marada Town. The initial production test flow rates from the […]

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Interim Prime Minister to Step Down

Interim Prime Minister to Step Down

14 April 2014

Interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) has declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and has announced that he will step down, but will stay on as head of the Cabinet until a replacement could be found. In his resignation letter, the former defense minister said he and his family had been […]

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Zueitina Oil Port Still Closed

Zueitina Oil Port Still Closed

14 April 2014

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday that the oil port of Zueitina in eastern Libya was still not under government control one week after an agreement to immediately re-open it. Reuters reports that the NOC was still waiting for confirmation from the government-run Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) that they were able to establish […]

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Video: Gaddafi’s Sons Stand Trial

Video: Gaddafi’s Sons Stand Trial

14 April 2014

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Two sons of Muammer Ghaddafi, the late Libyan leader, are due to appear in court in Tripoli on Monday. They are being tried alongside dozens of other senior members of the former regime on […]

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RWB’s Recommendations on Constitution

RWB’s Recommendations on Constitution

14 April 2014

RWB’s recommendations on Libya’s constitutional and legal framework Reporters Without Borders has published its recommendations on Libya’s constitutional and legal framework, as the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) prepares to hold a third round of elections for 13 Constituent Assembly seats that could not be held in the first two rounds. A boycott by part […]

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