February 2019

Libyana Mobile Phone partners up with Expertise France to boost Libyan start-ups

February 20, 2019 - 08:53
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Written By: NewsDesk
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Libyana, a major mobile phone operator in Libya, and Expertise France, the French agency of technical assistance, signed a sponsorship agreement in Tripoli on February 13 to support Stream, an integrated incubator, accelerator and fab lab in Tripoli.

The agreement aims to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation and boost Libyan ecosystem of start-ups.

Benghazi municipal guard attacked, one staffer injured

February 19, 2019 - 21:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The headquarters of the Libyan municipal guard in Benghazi has been attacked by an armed group, leaving one staffer with serious injuries due to which he was sent to hospital.

Sources from Benghazi said the attack came after a joint patrol by the municipal guard in certain shops which violate health standards, thus shutting them down, saying the attackers could be related to the owners of the closed shops.

UN mission in Libya reviews resuming work in eastern region

February 19, 2019 - 21:11
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UNSMIL said Monday that its Head Ghassan Salame had discussed in Benghazi the resuming UN activities in eastern Libya.

UNSMIL said on Facebook that Salame met with Benghazi mayor and other officials and told them about the resumption, reviewing important issues that need coordination between the UNSMIL and local authorities.

Salame also met with House of Representatives' members and discussed the political process and the way forward for Libya.

Gaddafi funded Sarkozy's elections campaign with 7 million euros, Senussi tells French judges in Tripoli

February 19, 2019 - 21:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

French website Mediapart revealed that French judges arrived in Tripoli earlier this month as part of their investigation into the suspected funding by the Gaddafi regime in Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign.

The website explained that the judges questioned, for the first time face-to-face, Gaddafi’s former spy chief, and brother-in-law, Abdulla Senussi.