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Foreign Ministry Still Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travels To Libya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter. “The Foreign Affairs Ministry still officially does not recommend Ukrainians to visit Libya,” he […]

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Top Egyptian general to visit Libyan leaders

In his first major trip abroad as acting head of state, Egypt’s top general is scheduled to fly to Libya on Monday for talks with interim leaders there on the cross-border flow of weapons and the return of Egyptian laborers who fled by the thousands during the Libyan revolution. Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi’s expected […]

The Political Scene in the New Libya

The current political scene in Libya is buzzing with political activities like never before; political parties were banned under the Gaddafi rule, as he claimed power to the people, and his idea of the “state of the masses”. After the successful campaign to oust Gaddafi out of power, the political scene in Libya is being […]

Libyan parties reject draft election law

Twelve moderate Islamist parties in Libya have rejected a proposed election law because it encourages voting along tribal lines and gives undue influence to the wealthy, they said late on Saturday. The draft law, published by the National Transitional Council (NTC) on January 2, will set the rules of a vote for the national assembly […]

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Leadership forum for Libyan youth

Qatar based Silatech has partnered with the Libyan National Transitional Council and the Benghazi Local Council in organising the first Libyan Youth Leadership Forum, held recently in Benghazi. The conference brought over 300 young Libyans and government officials together with representatives of Arab and international civil society organisations. Silatech served as knowledge partner for the […]

Ugandan Embassy in Libya to Re-open Soon

After the Ugandan embassy in Tripoli, Libya was temporarily closed due to the uprising that caused chaos in the country from mid February 2011, Ugandans in Libya as well as other people of different nationalities who may need to associate with Uganda have a reason to smile as the embassy is to be re-opened in […]

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Germany Pledges to Help Libya Rebuild

During a one-day visit to Libya on Sunday, sandwiched between trips to Algeria and Tunisia, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday his country was ready to contribute to the reconstruction of Libya following the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. During his first visit to the country since the National Transitional Council took […]

Italy Last Among Libya’s ‘Friends’ for New Oil Concessions

Libya’s new leaders will remember who provided the most help in overthrowing Muammar Qaddafi when it comes to new oil concessions. Italy, the biggest investor in the country, may find itself at a disadvantage. Libya has the world’s ninth-largest proved reserves of oil, estimated at more than 46 billion barrels, according to the Central Intelligence […]