Life continued in Tripoli as normal today as leaders from across the political landscape and revolutionaries alike today lined up to support the General National Congress after yesterday’s ultimatum to its members from the Qaaqaa and Sawaiq brigades to resign within five hours or be arrested.
Libyans Lament Slow Progress Since 2011
[Magharebia]Sirte -Libyans saw fireworks and flags this week, but for many, they only served to showcase how little had been accomplished in the last three years.
Congress members given ultimatum to resign or “be arrested”
There was confusion at the General National Congress this evening after it was announced on TV that Zintan’s Qaqaa and Sawaiq brigades had issued an ultimatum to its members to resign by 10 pm or be arrested. Members and staff are reported to have left the Congress building but there was …
Bani Walid Local Council suspends work after flag-burning incident
An image circulating on social media websites showing independence flags being burned
Libya and the legacy of an unfinished coup
On Feb. 14, 92 prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. 19 of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with the guards. It was just another daily episode highlighting the utter chaos, which has engulfed Libya since 2011.
Military personnel can vote in Thursday’s elections
Military personnel can vote in Thursday’s elections for the 60-member Constitutional Committee, so long as they have registered, the Higher National Elections Commision (HNEC) announced yesterday.
Outrage at bomb attack on Scouts and Guides Commission in Benghazi
The Scouts and Guides Commission in Benghazi has become the latest target for bombers in the city to the perplexity and fury of local residents.
More Benghazi killings dampen revolution celebrations
Two more people have been murdered in political killings in the past day in Benghazi, throwing showdow over what were already muted celebrations to mark the thirds anniversary of the revolution.
Women’s “It will be our constitution” campaign launched with 50,000 SMS messages
German ambassador Christian Much launches the first of 50,000 SMSs messages for Libyan women’s rights (Photo: Sami Zaptia).
Tebus announce boycott of Constitutional Committee elections; Tuareg split
A Tebu boycott of Thurday’s elections for the 60-member Constitutional Committee has been declared by the National Tebu Assembly (NTA).