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EU helps to further stabilise Libya through support for education, administration and civil society

The European Commission has today adopted an assistance package for Libya to support the stabilisation and transition process of the country. The programme will strengthen civil society and public administration by providing training for experts and expertise through twinning with EU and Arab partners. It will also improve education in the country by supporting teacher […]

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Irish-Libyan minister rejects nepotism claims

LIBYA’S new health minister, Dr Fatima Hamroush, who lived in Ireland before taking the job, has been accused of nepotism by protesting doctors in Tripoli for employing her sister as her chief-of-staff. Libya is this week engulfed in demonstrations against the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), accused of secrecy and nepotism, and Dr Hamroush has […]

Lord Green Speech – Rebuilding Libya: Opportunities for British Business

This page contains the text of a speech given by Stephen Green at the Rebuilding Libya: Opportunities for British Business event on 14 December 2011, organised by UK Trade & Investment, in conjunction with Libyan-British Business Council, British Expertise and the Middle East Association. Rebuilding Libya The UK is committed to helping the Transitional Government, and any […]

Benghazi Made Libya’s Economic Capital

The Libyans are making full use of their new-found freedom after 42 years under a dictatorial regime when even the slightest protest could get you in trouble and locked into prison. It did not take tens of thousands of protestors in the eastern city of Benghazi long to organise a spontaneous demonstration to express their […]

Tribal elders broker end to fighting in Libya region

An outbreak of fighting south of the Libyan capital which killed at least four people stopped on Tuesday after local elders agreed a ceasefire, Reuters journalists in the area said. The conflict, a flare-up of an old rivalry between the provincial town of Zintan and the neighbouring El-Mashasha tribe, underlined the tension and insecurity in […]

Libya has ‘reservations’ on Italy treaty: report

Libya said on Tuesday it has reservations about “certain points” in a 2008 treaty of friendship with former colonial power Italy, signed by the late dictator Moamer Kadhafi and former premier Silvio Berlusconi. Libya “has reservations on a certain number of points included in the accord which need to be looked at again by the […]

Libyan leaders pledge forgiveness for Kadhafi loyalists

Political and religious leaders from across Libya gathered in Tripoli on Saturday (December 10th) for a national reconciliation conference. “We are capable of forgiveness and tolerance,” said Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the National Transitional Council (NTC). “We are capable of absorbing our brothers who fought the rebels and also capable of absorbing every person […]

Turkish construction firms speed up Libyan reconstruction effort

Turkey is working to make good on its pledges for Libya’s reconstruction as the government plans to build a new physiotherapy clinic, the Anatolia news agency reported Monday. The new clinic will be built in Misrata, as promised by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a visit last September. Representatives from Turkish construction companies […]