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SNC-Lavalin settles Class Actions over Libya Bribery

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has, subject to required court approvals, reached a settlement agreement in relation to class actions in Quebec and Ontario filed in 2012 on behalf of security holders. The Actions were brought pursuant to the secondary market civil liability provisions in various Canadian securities statutes. The Company has contributed $88M […]

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

UN, Canada and UK mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action The Canadian Embassy hosted an event under the theme “Advancing Protection, Peace and Development” to celebrate the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The event, organized in partnership with the United Nations Mine Action Service […]

Two Italians and Canadian freed in Libya

By John Lee. Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in southern Libya in September have been released. Technicians Bruno Cacace and Danilo Calonego, and Canadian national Frank Poccia, were freed Friday and flown to Italy over the weekend. They had been abducted on the road linking Tahala and Ghat, while working for the Italian […]

3 Foreign Workers Kidnapped in Ghat

By John Lee. Two Italians and a Canadian are reported to have been kidnapped in southwestern Libya on Monday. The men, who were abducted on the road linking Tahala and Ghat, were working for the Italian construction company CON.I.COS (Contratti lnternazionali Costruzioni S.p.A). The company is currently working on a project to re-pave Ghat Airport […]

Last of Chemical Weapon Precursors Successfully Removed

Announcing a major milestone in the international operation to verifiably eliminate Libya’s remaining chemical weapons stocks, the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, confirmed that the chemicals have been successfully removed from Libya on 27 August 2016. The operation — facilitated and coordinated by the OPCW — […]

D&M Won Lobbying Contract for Tobruk Govt

By John Lee. Montreal-based consultancy firm Dickens & Madson has filed a disclosure with the US Department of Justice listing Libya’s Tobruk-based government as a client. The recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that in late 2015 the company agreed a $6-million deal to act on behalf of the House of Representatives, President […]

Rehabilitation Approved for Benghazi, Obari and Kikla

Stabilization Facility for Libya Approves Rehabilitation Packages for Benghazi, Obari and Kikla The UNDP Stabilization Facility for Libya Project Board met this morning in Tunis under the leadership of HE Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning, and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, the Deputy SRSG and UNDP Resident Representative. The Board was attended by the Ambassadors or […]