News

Libya Weather Forecast, Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) reported Tuesday a moderate temperature in most regions of the north, with an increase in humidity, while the weather remained unchanged in regions of the south.

The weather bulletin about expected weather conditions in Libya, for Tuesday, 16 July 2024 as follows:

Economy

Libyan MP criticizes exaggerated budget figures, calls for financial stability plan

Libyan MP Abdul Salam Nasia has raised concerns over what he describes as exaggerated figures in the country's general budget, urging the necessity of developing a plan to maintain a minimum level of financial stability.

In an interview with the London-based "Al-Araby Al-Jadeed," Nasia stated that a suitable budget for Libya's national economy should not exceed 135 billion dinars, especially amid the political division affecting the country.

He highlighted the 27% tax on the exchange rate, which impacts citizens and the middle class.

Sports

Al-Nasser tops six-team group of Libyan Premier League

Al-Nasser won 2-0 against Al-Ahly Tripoli on Sunday as part of third round matches of the six-team group of Libyan Premier League, which is being held in Italy. 

Al-Nasser's win is the third in a row scoring 9 points and thus topping the group leaving Al-Ahly Tripoli behind it with 6 points. 

With three wins, Al-Nasser now needs one more win out of the two upcoming and final matches it will play in the six-team group against Al-Hilal and Al-Madina. 

Variety

Libya ranks 1st in 2024 ICT in Africa

Libya has topped African countries in the 2024 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development Index.

According to the index released by the International Telecommunication Union, Libya advanced to the first position on the continent, having previously ranked fifth last year, as reported on the "Hakomitna" Facebook page on Monday.

Education

GNU announces academic calendar for 2024-2025

The Ministry of Education in the Government of National Unity has announced (GNU) the start of the new academic year 2024-2025 for primary and secondary education on September 1.

The announcement follows Minister of Education Musa Al-Maqrif's Decision No. (984) for 2024, published by the ministry on its official Facebook page.

The ministry also released a letter from the Director General of the Educational Curriculum and Research Center, which includes detailed schedules for study and exams for all educational levels (primary and secondary) for the upcoming academic year.

Health

PM Dbeibeh stresses urgency in public tender execution

Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh has emphasized the urgent need to implement all provisions of the public tender, focusing on direct contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and streamlining documentation processes to ensure timely completion.

During a meeting with Acting Health Minister Ramadan Abu Jinnah and key health and financial officials, Dbeibeh addressed the progress and challenges of the public tender and reiterated the importance of the national project, which has been stalled for years.

Opinions

Do parties to conflict pay attention to upcoming menace?

Each party continues to perpetuate the current situation, immersed in its conflicts, with hopes of winning and overthrowing opponents. Libyan entities and personalities may not fully grasp the danger of the next stage for the future of the Libyan entity. Alternatively, they might recognize that major powers are paving the way for Libya to become a new arena of conflict—a hot spot where they settle their scores. These powers negotiate and conclude deals, shaping what the next world order will be. Unfortunately, Libyan parties seem incapable of acting effectively to spare the country from its dire scenarios.

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