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News Headlines, Wednesday, February 28, 2024

National Security Advisor discusses with Italian Ambassador ending division and holding elections http://lyo.ly/5ilz

 

Head of Administrative Control Authority meets with team of experts of UNSC Sanctions Committee on Libya http://lyo.ly/5ilx

 

Al-Trabelsi calls on Arab Interior Ministers to strengthen joint security cooperation http://lyo.ly/5ilw

 

National Reconciliation Conference reviews in Tripoli draft law for social accord http://lyo.ly/5ilv

 

Economy

Central Bank Governor to PM Dbeibah: Parallel spending badly affected value of the dinar

The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir, called for halting parallel spending from unknown sources and approving a unified budget for the entire Libyan territory, calling in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, for rationalizing spending in a way that preserves the state’s reserves and the rights of future generations, in addition to diversifying sources of income and enhancing the role of the private sector.

Sports

Libya beats Uganda in AfroBasket qualifiers

The Libyan national basketball team defeated the Ugandan national team 71-59 on Sunday in the third qualifying round for AfroBasket 2025 after Libyans had the complete advantage over the course of the match and ended it with a deserved victory.

Variety

Murder of several men takes place in Abu Salim in Tripoli

Identical sources from the Abu Salim area in Tripoli said that 11 people, including brothers, were killed on Saturday night, in what appeared to be a targeted killing operation, while the victims were present in a vacation house in the Al-Hadba Project area of the Abu Salim municipality.

Some sources described what happened as a "massacre," while they did not determine the reason for committing this crime, as it was not possible to obtain official information. Libyan social media circulated conflicting information about the incident since Sunday morning.

Education

Libya launches Full-Day School Project for first time

The Ministry of Education and Technical Education announced on Tuesday the launch of the Full-Day School Project, a first for Libya. 

In its first phase, the project will target 12 model schools in different parts of the country.

Education Minister Musa Al-Maqrif said at a press conference that the initiative aims to provide 800 hours of instruction per year to 3,300 elementary school students.

The project will commence by targeting a sample of schools in Benghazi and Derna and later expand to include all schools in the country.

Health

Minister of Health confirms availability of oncology treatment drugs inside Libya

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Ramadan Abu Janah has confirmed the availability of oncology treatment drugs inside the country.

This came during a meeting of the security committee charged with monitoring the health sector, which was chaired by the Minister of Health to follow up and address the obstacles facing the file of oncology patients.

Opinions

Fragile Hopes in a Tumultuous Libya: From Abu Salim's Tragedy to a Nation on the Brink

Introduction: In the labyrinth of Libya's ongoing turmoil, the fragility of security and the volatility of political dynamics are starkly revealed. Recent events have cast a shadow over Tripoli, unveiling the depth of the nation's distress. This article delves into these critical issues, from the massacre in Abu Salim to the fluctuating regional alliances, the uncertain political horizon, and the crumbling economy, as Libya approaches the crucial juncture of Ramadan.

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Audit Bureau, USAID organize joint workshop

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