Ghanem’s death connected to corruption charges?
“Was the death of Shokri Ghanem a suicide, a murder or an accident? The fate of the 69-year-old former oil chief to Libya’s Gaddafi regime has touched off a frenzy of speculation.”
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“The government and NTC should cooperate together for the elections to succeed,” he told a news conference. “Time is short for changing things (which) could affect the elections.”
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“On 8 March 2011, while reporting on the Libya uprising for BBC Arabic TV, I was picked up at an army roadblock near Tripoli along with two BBC colleagues.
We were imprisoned, beaten and subject to mock executions at Khalat al-Farjan farm behind the Yarmouk headquarters just outside Tripoli. But we were some of the lucky ones. After 22 hours we were released.”
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“The first day of the event started with introductory words by the culture minister who pressed home the importance of poetry in Libya. “Poetry is a way how a person expresses their inner heart in an attempt to connect to other human beings,” he said, adding “a poem is a great way to send a message to a diverse audience without having to be as detailed as prose”.
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“More than 1,000 persons are coming here daily” from Egypt and all over Africa, said General Hamed al-Shalwy, who handles international cooperation for the defence ministry’s border guards.
“They see Libya as a first step to paradise” in Europe, he said.
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“The campaign of French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande called for a criminal investigation into President Nicolas Sarkozy after a media report Saturday accused the president of taking 50 million euros ($66.3 million) for his 2007 campaign from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
Sarkozy has dismissed the allegation as “grotesque.””
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