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New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Work-over rig (Tibisti field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Work-over rig (Amal field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Catering and Cleaning Services, Mellitah Oil and Gas Satellite stations, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: NOC)

UNSMIL uses Virtual Reality to capture Libyan Experience

Author Abel Kavanagh describes an innovative programme taking place at the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL): “Virtual reality would allow us to transport people to the heart of our activities on the ground, immerse them in the reality of migrants, and develop empathy for those involved in conflict.” I have to admit, when I […]

New App for People with Disabilities in Libya

By John Lee. Wosoul, a Libyan-based NGO that advocates for more rights for people with disabilities, has announced a new website and phone app developed to help those who are disabled. The organisation aims to build an interactive map where people with disabilities can easily find accessible places around them and rate these places. The […]

Libya, Uganda in Legal Row over Telecom Company

By John Lee. Africanews reports that the Libyan government has warned the Ugandan government over its move last month to repossess the Libyan government’s shares in Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Libya’s state-owned UCom had held 69-percent of the shares in UTL since 2010, with the Ugandan state owning the remaining 31 percent; the Libyan Post, […]

Funding for Libyan and Tunisian Journalists

The EU-funded OPEN Media Hub is inviting journalists and media organisations from Libya and Tunisia to apply for funding and support to produce stories on migration and refugees, population movements, resettlement and re-entry policies and their impact on the lives of people. Besides financial support, media professionals will benefit from practical guidance to produce audio-visual stories, video news […]

Ugandan Govt takes over Uganda Telecom

By John Lee. The government of Uganda has reportedly taken back the ownership of Uganda Telecom (UTL) with immediate effect, following what has been described as the “withdrawal” of Libya’s state-owned UCom, which held 69-percent of the shares in UTL. The Ugandan state owned the remaining 31 percent. According to NTV, Uganda’s Minister of Finance […]