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 […]

Unfreezing the Money

On 8 December the Libyan leadership wrote to the United Nations calling for funds frozen by the Security Council at the beginning of the revolution to be released. The letter was signed by Mustafa Abdel Jalil chairman of the National Transitional Council, Abdurrahim El-Keib interim Prime Minister, Hassan Ziglam Finance Minister and Saddeq Omar Elkaber […]

Libya’s new battle is getting young people into jobs

According to the International Labour Organization, we are facing the biggest unemployment crisis in a generation. Before the Arab Spring, 22% of young Libyans were jobless. In Egypt, the figure rose to 27% and in Tunisia, 31% of young people were out of a job. The problem is all the more acute because two in […]

Libya: Over a 100 Surgeons to Hone Skills

More than 100 surgeons will enhance their skills treating gunshot- and blast-wounded patients in a seminar that will be held at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli December 12 to 14. The training is being co-organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Libya’s Ministry of Health. Aziz El Bakush, the director […]

NTC representative describes road ahead

With Libya’s new interim government less than a month old, challenges are adding up for the National Transitional Council (NTC). From disarmament and reconstruction to building state institutions, the nation’s aspiring democrats have an enormous task ahead. Magharebia sat down with NTC representative Intissar al-Akili in Benghazi to ask her what the government plans to […]

Turkish Airlines to launch flights to third destination in Libya

Turkish national flag carrier will launch flights to a third destination in Libya in a week. Turkish Airlines (THY) will start operating flights to Misurata, following Tripoli and Benghazi, on December 15. It will fly to Misurata four times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will raise its flights to Misurata seven days […]

Notes on Visit to Tripoli

Travel Arrangements I had booked return flights from London to Tunis and from Tunis to Tripoli (Mitiga) with Tunisair.  When I tried to check in for the flight from Tunis to Tripoli, I found that there had been an incident involving the Tunisair flight at Mitiga on the previous day.  Tunisair suspended its flights to […]

Indian firms keen to buy stakes in Africa’s energy assets

State-run Indian Oil Corporation, Gas Authority of India Ltd and Petronet LNG are looking at buying equity stakes in energy firms and projects in Africa, senior ministers said Friday. Addressing the 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference here, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Indian companies were interested in buying equity stakes in oil and gas assets in […]