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Facebook Removes Dubious Libya-focussed Accounts

By John Lee. Facebook has taken action to remove what it described as “coordinated inauthentic behavior in UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia“. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy, said in a statement: “We removed 259 Facebook accounts, 102 Facebook Pages, five Facebook Groups, four Facebook Events and 17 Instagram accounts for engaging in […]

Libyan Bank to use Oracle’s Flexcube

By John Lee. Libya’s Yaqeen Bank has reportedly signed with Oracle FSS to use Flexcube as its core platform and Oracle Banking Digital Experience for digital channels. According to BankingTech, the bank evaluated Finastra, Infosys, International Turnkey Systems (ITS), Temenos, Path Solutions and Oracle FSS. Temenos, Oracle and Path made it to the shortlist, followed […]

Prime Policy Group to work for GNA

By John Lee. Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is to receive pro-bono lobbying services from the Washington DC-based Prime Policy Group. Prime Policy Group is a subsidiary of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a WPP-owned company. The group will provide services to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, and there is no formal written contract. The […]

Libyan Journalists Missing since May 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan journalists with Qatar-based private television broadcaster Libya Alahrar, who disappeared on May 2. Libya Alahrar lost contact with al-Qurj, a reporter, and al-Shibani, a photographer, while the journalists were covering clashes in Tripoli, according to a statement […]

Tripoli Govt hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has hired public strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs LLC to lobby on its behalf in Washington. Recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the services that Mercury is expected to provide include “strategic consulting, government relations/lobbying, and media relations and management.” The contract was […]

New Food Delivery App coming to Tripoli, Benghazi

By John Lee. A young entrepreneur from Sabha has created an app that delivers homemade meals. According to a report from CNN, Fatima Nasser trialed Yummy successfully in her home town, and says that 300 cooks are ready to start work when the app launches this month in Benghazi and Tripoli. The app was one of […]