Shukri Ghanem

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.”

[READ MORE | TIME MAGAZINE]


MUSTAFA ABDULJALIL:  TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT TO STAY

“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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Feras Kilani in the Khalat al-Farjan Compound

THE MASSACRE AT LIBYA’S KHALAT AL FARJAN COMPOUND: REPORTER RETURNS TO THE PRISON WHERE HE WAS ONCE HELD

“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.”

[READ MORE | BBC]


The first ever International Poetry Festival in Libya took place in Tripoli this past weekend.

29 POETS PARTICIPATE IN TRIPOLI’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL

“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”.

[READ MORE | LIBYA HERALD]


 ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, ARMS TRAFFICKING: LAWLESS BORDERS LAY SEIGE ON NEW LIBYA

“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.

[READ MORE | MIDDLE EAST ONLINE]


 

French President who supported NATO campaign in Libya allegedly took money from Gaddafi for his presidential bid.

GADHAFI GAVE 50 MIL EUROS TO 2007 SARCOZY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

“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.

CNN was not immediately able to confirm the authenticity of the published document.

Sarkozy has dismissed the allegation as “grotesque.””

[READ MORE | CNN]

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