September 2020

Security Council extends UNSMIL mandate one more year

September 15, 2020 - 21:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Security Council extended Tuesday the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya one more year as Russia abstained from voting on the resolution.

The spokesman for the UN Secretary General said the leadership of the UNSMIL will see the appointment of a new head to replace Ghassan Salame who resigned last March.

The Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Stephenie Williams as an acting head of UNSMIL till a new head is selected.

Al-Sarraj plans to resign as Head of Libya's GNA

September 15, 2020 - 20:45
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Sarraj is planning to announce his resignation soon but will stay on in a caretaker capacity through negotiations for a new government in Geneva next month, according to officials familiar with his thinking, reported Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Libya's Interior Ministry forms committee to include fighters among its personnel

September 15, 2020 - 20:01
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha issued a decision aimed to start containing armed groups and fighters at the Ministry and dismantling others.

The decision split the targeted fighters into three categories: Red, Yellow and Green; the Red to be dismantled and the other two to be merged in the Interior Ministry apparatuses, after establishing a database to put the fighters in those three categories.

Spokesman for Al-Sarraj denies Intelligence Online news about Paris meeting with Haftar

September 15, 2020 - 19:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman for the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj denied the news published by Intelligence Online about a meeting for Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar as well as House of Representatives Speaker Aqila Saleh in Paris next Thursday.

Ghalib Al-Zigeli said the news was untrue and Al-Sarraj wouldn't meet with Haftar now or in the future no matter how huge the international mediation would be.

Future Entrepreneurs camp kicks off in Zawiya

September 15, 2020 - 19:55
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Future Entrepreneurs camp has kicked off in the city of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, with the participation of 15 young men and women from Zawiya, Tripoli, Sabratha, and Zuwara.

The event which was hosted by the Professional Development Center of the Ministry of Labour is sponsored by the "Masarat" Organization for Peace and Development, within the (EU4PSL); an EU-funded program for supporting the private sector in Libya.

Audit Bureau says no deal with German Siemens

September 15, 2020 - 14:21
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Audit Bureau has refused to approve a 250 million euros contract with the German company Siemens, whereby the company takes over the maintenance work at the Ruwais power station located west of Tripoli, for eight years.

The Audit Bureau explained that its objection to the deal comes on the background of the excessive prices set by the company, which makes up to 75% of the cost of establishing a new plant.

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