The Super Sand Eagles recorded their first win in Group B at the ongoing 2018 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after defeating Libya 6-3 on Sunday. The Super Sand Eagles converted six of the 12 shots they had on target. The Super Sand Eagles will face Tanzania in their last Group B game today, starting from 2.30pm Egyptian time (1.30pm Nigerian time). In the other Group B game played on Sunday, Senegal defeated Tanzania 12-2 to move top of the group. They will face Libya in their last group game on Tuesday.
December 09, 2018 22:52 UTC
Here is a recap of Sunday news headlines from The Libya ObserverExchange Rates http://lyo.ly/5acNOC condemns threats to close Sharara oilfield; warns of catastrophic consequences http://lyo.ly/cflUNHCR repatriates 133 refugees from Libya in preparation for resettlement in third country http://lyo.ly/cfnVaccinating campaign kicks off in Libya http://lyo.ly/cfoMinister of Education discusses activating credit cards for students aboard http://lyo.ly/cfpSarraj discusses with Tripoli University Hospital's head developments of maintenance process http://lyo.ly/cfqBenina Airport starts emergency maintenance http://lyo.ly/cfuVaccination campaign for children's immigrants starts off Monday http://lyo.ly/cfvForeign and defence ministers of Libya's neighbours to meet in Niamey on security issues http://lyo.ly/cfwISIS kills 6 captives abducted from Libya’s Fuqaha town http://lyo.ly/cg2European Commission extends ban on 7 Libyan airlines http://lyo.ly/cfxAngry protesters shut El Feel oilfield http://lyo.ly/cg3Salame, Al-Sirraj and Al-Mishri discuss Libya's National Conference preparations http://lyo.ly/cg8
December 09, 2018 19:07 UTC
Fezzan Rage Movement protesters shut El Feel oilfield in southwestern Libya after one day of shutting Sharara oilfield in Ubari. The movement demands support for military and security apparatuses to secure residents' properties and to secure the southern region. It also calls for health sector support, health facilities' preparing services plus contracting new medics and purchasing new medical equipment. “We apologize from Libyans for such an escalation, but oil and gas precaution will remain shut till our demands are answered.” The statement reads. Meanwhile, the NOC warned that the forced closure of Sharara oilfield would result in a production loss of 315,000 barrels a day, with a knock-on effect of 73,000 barrels at El Feel due to its dependence on Sharara electricity supply.
December 09, 2018 17:15 UTC
Nigeria turned back Libya 6-3 yesterday afternoon to brighten her chances of a place in the semi finals of the on-going CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The win came about 24 hours after the two-time African champions lost 0-2 on penalty shoot-out to Senegal, after both teams ended it 4-4 at regulation and extra time. With the Supersand Eagles having regained their buoyancy and marksmanship, debutants Tanzania are in the firing line as they take to the sands against Nigeria today starting from 2.30pm Egypt time (1.30pm Nigeria time). Coach Audu ‘Ejo’ Adamu is likely to throw another star player Victor Tale into the fray to ensure a baptism of fire for the East Africans, while paving the Nigerians’ route to the last four. The two finalists in Sharm El Sheikh will represent Africa at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled for Paraguay.
December 09, 2018 13:41 UTC
Now the movement is entrenched on rival sides of the warIn eastern Libya, Madkhalis are increasingly exerting influence over General Khalifa Haftar (AFP)TRIPOLI - Once, they were loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi. Now, members of a shadowy Islamic movement have allied themselves to rival sides of the war in Libya. Seven years later, members of the group are entrenched in rival sides of the country's civil war. A months later, Haftar's Libyan National Army issued a decree prohibiting women under 60 years of traveling without being accompanied by male relatives. "In one event, there were 16 sheikhs speaking over the phone to Salafis in Sebha [a city in southwestern Libya]," Alzawawi said.
December 09, 2018 13:29 UTC
The European Commission has extended the ban on seven Libyan airlines from flying into the EU. According to the European Commission's website, the decision came for reasons of safety and security. The European safety list of banned airlines included Afriqiyah Airways, Libyan Airlines, Buraq Air, Ghadames Air Transport, Global Aviation and Service Group, Air Libya, and Petro Air. The seven Libyan airlines are among 115 companies around the world subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, for not complying with the international safety standards, according to the European Union's Civil aviation.
December 09, 2018 12:22 UTC
The Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in Tripoli announced that next Monday will be the date for the start of the vaccination campaign targeting children of illegal immigrants in its shelters. The head of the Information Office of the agency, Hosni Abuayana, explained that the campaign will target children up to the age of 15 years, in cooperation with the National Center for Disease Control and under the supervision of the public health unit in the agency. UNICEF has clarified that the campaign, which will continue until December 15, targets around 2,750,000 children.
December 09, 2018 12:11 UTC
Foreign and defence ministers of Libya's neighbouring countries will hold a meeting in the Nigerian capital Niamey next Friday, to discuss the security of common borders. According to sources, the meeting will consider the joint agreement on securing borders, signed last May, between Sudan, Libya, Niger, and Chad, as well as combating organized and transnational crime in the Sahel. The Sudanese capital, Khartoum has hosted last week, a ministerial meeting of Libyan neighbours, attended by UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, and with the participation of the Arab League, the European Union, and the African Union, as well as France and Italy.
December 09, 2018 12:11 UTC
Benina International Airport Administration has called all offices, sections and units of the airport administration to start emergency maintenance immediately. The airport management confirmed that in view of the declaration of the state of emergency at the airport, the departments, especially the technical ones, must be present with all its public forces, to start emergency maintenance work. The airport declared the suspension of work, after the heavy rains that pounded the region last week, causing major floods and severe damage to parts of its facilities.
December 09, 2018 12:00 UTC
The nationwide campaign of vaccinations targeting children across the country has commenced on Saturday. "Today, children all over Libya are receiving life-saving vaccines against measles, rubella and polio, in addition to vitamin A as part of a national vaccination campaign." UNICEF tweeted out. UNICEF pointed out that the campaign includes children between 0-15 years old and will continue until December 15, explaining that the campaign targets about 2,750,000 children across Libya.
December 09, 2018 09:45 UTC
UNHCR confirmed the repatriation of 133 refugees from Libya to Niger in coordination with the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in Tripoli. UNHCR explained in a statement Saturday that the newly opened gathering and departure centre is the first of its kind in Libya and aims to host vulnerable migrants and provide them with their needs. The centre will also be committed to complete the migrants' resettlement procedures outside Libya or to return them to their countries of origin, UNHCR added, noting that the centre is under the supervision of the Libyan Interior Ministry.
December 09, 2018 09:45 UTC
Tripoli, Libya, 08 December 2018 - The National Campaign for Vaccination against Measles, Rubella and Polio, in addition to vitamin A dose has been launched in all areas of Libya today. The campaign lasts for seven days until the 15th of December and aims to vaccinate around 2.75 million children against measles, rubella and 1.5 million children against polio. "The leadership of the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control has had a major impact on launching the campaign today, despite the challenges facing the health sector, given the current conditions in Libya," said Dr. Jaafar Hussein, WHO Representative and Head of Mission in Libya. Dr. Arif Hussain, the Director of the Migration Health Department in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya, commended the coordination and cooperation between the Government, the National Center, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. "We assure the Government and all partners of the continued presence to support similar activities to reach all children, regardless of their status or whereabouts."
December 09, 2018 08:48 UTC
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has condemned the “threats” of Fezzan Rage Movement protesters to shut down Libya’s largest oilfield of Sharara, warning of devastating consequences of a production shutdown to both the southern region and the wider Libyan economy. A group of protesters from Fezzan Rage Movement made their way into the oilfield on Thursday with the help of Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), demanding better services to the southern region. The movement demanded support for military and security apparatuses to secure residents' properties and to secure the southern region. The NOC warned that the forced closure of Sharara oilfield would result in a production loss of 315,000 barrels a day, with a knock-on effect of 73,000 barrels at El Feel due to its dependence on Sharara electricity supply. “A forced shutdown could have long-term logistical consequences that would delay the reopening of the oil field.
December 09, 2018 08:37 UTC
The Libyan coastguards have rescued 10 illegal migrants, recovered two bodies and are still looking for 10 others, who have been missing from the boat that capsized off Misrata shores. The media office of the Libyan Navy Force said on Facebook that Libyan Red Crescent helped rescue the 10 migrants - one Algerian and one Egyptian nationals, one woman and seven African nationals, and then it recovered the two bodies. The media office added. It added that the engine caused the stoppage of the boat, saying the fate of the 10 missing migrants is unknown. The media office also indicated that the boat was handed over to the coastguards' central branch in Misrata for further investigations into the incident.
December 08, 2018 20:03 UTC
Fezzan Rage Movement protesters in southern Libya have closed Sharara oilfield - Libya's largest - demanding their requests be answered, citing a deliberate marginalization of the south by governments. "We have decided to close the oilfield in Ubari until our demands are materialized. The movement demands support for military and security apparatuses to secure residents' properties and to secure the southern region. It also calls for health sector support, health facilities' preparing services plus contracting new medics and purchasing new medical equipment. Fezzan Rage Movement has come into existence out of the recent deterioration of living and security conditions in the southern region, threatening to shut down oil production to force authorities to act.
December 08, 2018 19:07 UTC