The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, met with a delegation from the “High National Council for Libyan Women,” as part of the consultations he is conducting with a number of components of Libyan society, in addition to what he described as his quest to bridge the gap between political rivals in order to reach a political solution. “As part of my ongoing consultations with a wide range of Libyan constituencies, and in parallel with my efforts to bring the major political stakeholders together, I met today with members of the High National Council for Libyan Women, led by Mrs. Laila Sawesi,” Bathily tweeted on Wednesday. “The participants deplored the lack of women’s representation at all levels and called for meaningful political participation. They also welcomed my call for a dialogue between the main actors and promised to share a written contribution on the way to end the political stalemate,” he added. “I urged the political leaders to create enabling conditions for Libyans to elect legitimate and accountable institutions.
December 07, 2023 13:07 UTC
The President of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mohamed Al-Raied, held a meeting Sunday with the President of the Agricultural and Livestock Projects Development and Investment Authority, Ahmed Abu Zaid. Need to develop an agricultural investment strategyAt the end of the meeting, it was agreed that a strategy for agricultural investment in Libya needed to be developed. This strategy would be based on the exchange of ideas, scientific expertise, technical and administrative consultations. Need for international collaborationIt was also decided that the Agricultural Investment Authority needed to be linked with other countries to open areas of investment and marketing with countries around the world. This policy includes the reactivation of the state agricultural projects, most of which lie in the south, after neglect as a result of the disintegration of the state post the 2011 revolution that overthrew the Qaddafi regime.
December 07, 2023 13:03 UTC
The Attorney General’s Office announced on Wednesday that three members of a gang were arrested, pending trial, accused of attempting to defraud Jumhuria bank of LD 40 million. The gang had conspired to use fake cheques in its attempt to defraud a public company, but did not complete their criminal endeavour. Other members of the gang are being pursued. The Attorney General’s Office also confirmed that after initial questioning, members of the Tripoli Tower Jumhuria bank branch were released without charge.
December 07, 2023 13:02 UTC
- Advertisement -A Ghanaian man now based in Italy has shared his experience in the Libyan desert in search of greener pastures in Europe. According to the man identified as Tony Owusu, he left Ghana in 2014 in a bid to search for greener pastures outside the country and decided to visit Libya. Despite having a passport, the connection man got him fake papers so he could travel in trucks loaded with goods and that could get him to his destination. He continued that the journey by road to Libya wasn’t easy as they were met with various challenges including a shortage of food and water, as well as, the scorching heat from the sun. Watch the video below:He added that he had never seen good drivers like the ones in the desert helping people to enter Libya.
December 07, 2023 11:15 UTC
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December 07, 2023 05:26 UTC
UNESCO recognises Garba as humanity’s cultural heritage“Over the decades Garba has been an integral, multivalent component of Gujarati culture in India and among the Indian diaspora across the globe”, it said. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took the decision on Wednesday at its meeting in Kasane, Botswana to inscribe Garba on its ICHH list. “Intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalisation” and an understanding of it from different communities helps intercultural dialogue and mutual respect for other ways of life, UNESCO said. Garba is performed during nine days of the Navaratri festival that is dedicated to the worship of the feminine energy or Shakti, UNESCO said. The “visual expressions of this feminine energy are expressed through the Garba dance”, it added.
December 07, 2023 04:13 UTC
(Beirut) – An independent inquiry is needed to review failings in Libyan authorities’ management of catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya in September 2023, Human Rights Watch said today. With the conclusion of the mandate of the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya in March, no international investigative mechanism is functioning for Libya. Storm Daniel reached Libya on September 9, causing severe flooding the next day after two dams upstream from Derna collapsed. At 1:12 a.m., the Water Resources Ministry reassured residents under curfew that all dams in Derna had been inspected and were in good condition. Reconstruction and compensation efforts for those affected by the storm have been complicated by deep political divisions between the two governments, both of which established reconstruction funds for Derna and eastern Libya.
December 07, 2023 01:46 UTC
The Attorney General’s Office announced Sunday that four foreigners and a Libyan have been arrested for illegal gold prospecting in southern Libya. The four foreigners, from Niger, Chad and China, were also accused of illegally entering and residing in Libyan territory.
December 06, 2023 14:12 UTC
Swiss federal authorities indicated on Tuesday that they had returned to Libya a marble head of a young woman from the Hellenistic period, around 2,000 years old, discovered ten years ago in a warehouse in Geneva. It is an "archaeological vestige of great value" and an "exceptional testimony to Hellenistic expansion in North Africa ", according to a press release from the Federal Office of Culture. The sculpture was discovered in 2013 as part of an inspection in a customs warehouse in Geneva and was handed over to Bern on Tuesday by the director of the Federal Office of Culture at the Libyan embassy in Switzerland. Three years after its discovery, the Geneva public prosecutor's office decided to initiate proceedings, considering that the sculpture could have been found during "illicit excavations". However, the criminal proceedings did not make it possible to determine the precise place where the sculpture was discovered or how it arrived in Switzerland.
December 06, 2023 11:48 UTC
A total 145 irregular Bangladeshi citizens have returned home from Libya. A chartered flight of Buraq Air carrying them landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday morning. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomed them. The IOM gave each of them pocket money of Tk 6500 and some food items. The process of repatriating Bangladeshis trapped in Libya is ongoing with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy, Tripoli and with the financial support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
December 06, 2023 11:45 UTC
A fresh batch of 145 irregular Bangladeshi citizens returned home from Libya on Wednesday by a chartered flight of Buraq Air, taking the total number of returnees to 398 so far. The Bangladeshis were in Benghazi detention centre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The process of repatriating Bangladeshis trapped in Libya is ongoing with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Embassy, Tripoli and with the financial support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Those who are in the detention centres of Libya will be brought back gradually. Another batch of 110 people was repatriated by a chartered flight on November 30.
December 06, 2023 10:48 UTC
On Monday, Akakus Oil Operations announced that it had completed drilling well B-50 NC-115 in a relative record time. Akakus added that 15 wells have been drilled from the beginning of January 2023 until now, with an estimated productivity of 25,000 barrels per day. The company said this achievement comes as part of the efforts made to improve the performance rates of drilling operations and maintenance of oil wells, achieving the target in the shortest possible time, and reducing the costs of drilling operations. Increasing oil production has proven challenging for LibyaIt will be recalled that Libya seeks to increase oil production from its current 1.2 to 1.3 million barrels per day to 2 million bpd, but in reality, has struggled to move beyond its current rate. Earlier this year, the state National Oil Corporation chairman, Farhat Bengdara, said Libya needs investments worth 4 billion dollars annually just to maintain its current volume of oil production, with the aim of modernizing the infrastructure and developing services in the oil fields.
December 06, 2023 09:47 UTC
Human rights activist Maria Pisani said the indictment of the three young men from the Ivory Coast and Guinea known as the El Hiblu 3, felt like a “kick to the stomach”. All they did was translate!” Pisani told MaltaToday. “They are political pawns, it’s absolutely devastating,” Pisani told MaltaToday. Pisani, who has followed proceedings closely over the past four years, was asked to describe their emotion following the indictment. “The Attorney General has taken more than four-and-a-half years to make the worst possible decision,” said Elisa De Pieri, the group’s regional researcher.
December 06, 2023 06:02 UTC
December 06, 2023 05:49 UTC
Click to expand Image Rescue teams look for flash flood victims in the city of Derna, Libya, September 18, 2023. © 2023 AP Photo/Yousef Murad(Beirut) – An independent inquiry is needed to review failings in Libyan authorities’ management of catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya in September 2023, Human Rights Watch said today. With the conclusion of the mandate of the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya in March, no international investigative mechanism is functioning for Libya. Storm Daniel reached Libya on September 9, causing severe flooding the next day after two dams upstream from Derna collapsed. Reconstruction and compensation efforts for those affected by the storm have been complicated by deep political divisions between the two governments, both of which established reconstruction funds for Derna and eastern Libya.
December 06, 2023 05:02 UTC