October 2020

Over sterilization work, Libya's top medical body doesn't publish Covid-19 stats

October 17, 2020 - 19:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control did not publish the daily report of the coronavirus epidemiological situation for Saturday saying all laboratories had undergone sterilization processes and other maintenance work.

The center said it would publish the Covid-19 test results on Sunday, including all latest positive, negative and death cases.

The National Center for Disease Control publishes test results every 24 hours from laboratories across Libya.

Protesters in Sabha blame Haftar for bad living conditions in south Libya

October 17, 2020 - 19:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Tens of protesters took to the streets Friday in Sabha and blamed Khalifa Haftar for the deterioration of living conditions in the city as well as in the southern region as a whole.

The protesters said in a statement that since Haftar had been in charge of fuel supplies in the south; that is since his forces took control of the region in January 2019, black market activities soared and plunged ordinary people into more miserable living conditions.

Bloomberg: Libya's oil production has hit 500K bpd

October 17, 2020 - 18:28
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan daily oil production has increased to around 500.000 barrels, according to people familiar with the situation, reported Bloomberg.

The newspaper indicated that Sharara, the country’s biggest oilfield, is pumping roughly 110,000 barrels a day, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak to media.

Misrata says yes to dialogue, no to Haftar

October 17, 2020 - 14:19
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A prominent figure of Misrata's community Sheikh Ibrahim bin Ghashir has reiterated that they are open to any dialogue with their brothers in the eastern region, provided that Haftar is excluded from any talks.

His remarks came during a meeting with a delegation of representatives from the eastern tribes who supported Haftar in his war against Tripoli, according to a source who attended the meeting.

UK sanctions "Putin’s chef" for supporting military activities in Libya

October 17, 2020 - 12:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy
Yevgeny Prigozhin

The UK enforced on Thursday sanctions against the Russian Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, nicknamed "Putin's Chef" for his involvement in military activities in Libya.

The UK holds Prigozhin responsible for significant foreign mercenary activity in Libya and multiple breaches of the UN arms embargo, according to a statement by the UK Commonwealth and Development Office on Friday.

Libya-Turkey trade agreement enters into force

October 17, 2020 - 12:29
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Turkey, which allows Turkish contracting firms to continue their incomplete projects in Libya, has entered into force, said Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan on Friday.

"The agreement entered into force as of September 24, according to a presidential decree published in Turkey's Official Gazette," Pekcan tweeted.

Williams holds meetings with Libyan mayors

October 17, 2020 - 12:16
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Head of the UN mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, has been holding a series of meetings with municipality mayors from regions across Libya, during which they put forward recommendations and concerns regarding the political process.

The meetings come within the framework of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) process, based on the principles of social and political inclusivity, a statement by the UNSMIL said on Friday.

Misrata Municipality signs agreement with Germany’s GIZ Corporation

October 17, 2020 - 10:59
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

The Misrata Municipality has signed a cooperation agreement with German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the field of capacity building and sustainable development.

A women's training center will be prepared, which will include a sewing workshop, in addition to a training hall for other craftsmanship of interest to women, under the agreement.

The agreement was signed by Hamida Al-Mangoush, a member of the Misrata Municipal Council, and a representative of GIZ.