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Coronavirus: Libyans brace for uncertainty as the country battles war, economy and virus

Up until the moment the first coronavirus case was announced in Libya, citizens were still hoping that the country would be spared the global spread of the pandemic, due to its isolation from the world caused by its ongoing civil war.

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EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

The European Union announced on Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the UN arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants to Europe’s shores.

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Turn the table: Hashtag in Libya aims to call out corrupt GNA officials

Libyan social media activists and public personalities have been circulating the hashtag “Nigelbo Al-Tawila” (Turn the table) over the last days to express outrage at the level of corruption the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has and its indifference approach to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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Tripoli government allocates LD 75 m to municipalities across Libya after criticism of inaction; further anti-Coronavirus measures announced

The internationally recognized Libyan government, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, announced today the allocation of LD 75 million to municipalities across Libya. The amounts from the ‘‘Emergencies Budget’’ came in implementation of what was agreed at the government’s 17 March meeting with Municipality mayors to counter the …

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