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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 […]

LPTIC Chairman discusses UTL with Ugandan President

The Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) has said that the company’s chairman held positive talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the future of Uganda-based telecoms operator UTL. Dr. Faisel Gergab said that discussions with the President focused on the transformation plan to turn the company around, significantly boosting the company’s […]

Dutch Firm to Supply Airport Management Systems in Libya

The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) has reportedly signed a contract with Dutch firm Travsys Software Solutions to provide services to all of Libya’s airports. According to a report from Libya Herald, the contract entails “the supply of passenger handling applications, departure control systems for optimal passenger management flow, web based reservation systems and airline connectivity […]

Telecom Italia to Upgrade Italy-Libya Data Cable

Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group (TIG), and the Libyan International Telecommunications Company (LITC), have announced the enhancement to 100 Gbps technology of the bilateral cable connecting Libya to Europe via Sicily. The upgrade is the result of an increasing demand of advanced services between Libya and Europe. The enhancement of the […]