News Roundup - Thu, Apr 13, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Apr 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 - 17:00
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Head of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez Al-Serraj, received Wednesday from the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, Maria do Valle Ribeiro, in Tripoli, titles for ten ambulances for Sirte. The ambulances, ready to be deployed to Sirte, are part of a US$ 7.6 million package of rehabilitation and equipment aimed at rehabilitating critical infrastructure and improving service delivery in the city hit by the conflict in the country.

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Central Bank of Libya said its Governor, Al-Sidiq Al-Kabeer, is going to hold a press conference soon to talk to the public about all the facts related to the monetary policies and the current uncertainties amid the fragmentation taking place across the country nowadays. The step aims to let Libyans citizens be aware of the CBL's work mechanisms and assure them that their assets and reserves are firmly stable amid the current instability and low oil revenue. It said he will also respond to the attempts to create chaos on the scene in Libya by certain entities.

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Libyan Center for Freedom of Press said it will present next week its first detective report that will depict the hate speech and violence incitement by media outlets in Libya after doing a nationwide research on Libyan media outlets to be included in the report, which will be the first of its kind. 

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UN-proposed government's defense ministry's warplanes targeted Tuesday Brak Al-Shatea airbase with three airstrikes, where forces led by Mohamed Ben Nayel and loyal to Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation are positioned. No reports about how big or small the damage was.

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Ras Ajdair security bans exportation of Libyan fish through the border crossing to Tunisia as the Libyan maritime fortunes are thus being crippled to the most leading to rocketing prices of fish in the Libyan markets. Libyan markets are seeing unprecedented increase of foods prices due to the soaring of exchange rates of foreign currencies against Libyan dinar and because of smuggling such foods to neighboring countries to get the edge of money exchange rates' differences.

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Chairman of the Commerce, Agriculture and Industry Chamber in Tobruk, Ibrahim Al-Jarari, warned of a looming economic calamity that is closing by in Libya if no swift actions have been taken to rescue the Libyan dinar, urging on TV the Tobruk HoR to hold an emergency session to help contain the current increase of the dollar against the dinar at the black market. 

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Man-Made River administration has announced that for the first time in its history there are 193 non-working water wells distributed over three water fields, saying 190 wells need some equipment from abroad. It also urged the authorities to take a stand and provide the river system with the needed support to keep water supplies flowing across Libya.