Cyrenaica declares autonomy

By Essam Mohamed

Libya’s oil-rich eastern region declared self-governance on Saturday (June 1st). A day after the announcement by the Cyrenaica Transitional Council, the General National Congress (GNC) discussed the issue and promised to release a statement condemning the declaration.

“Cyrenaica is a federal territory within the framework of the Libyan state, and as of Saturday June 1st, will start to run its own affairs,” said Cyrenaica council chief Ahmed Zubair al-Senussi, speaking in the eastern city of Marj.

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2013/06/04/feature-01

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France calls for ‘special effort’ on Libya

May 29 2013 at 02:03pm
By Abdoulaye Massalatchi

Niamey – France urged African nations on Tuesday to make a concerted effort to tackle a growing Islamist threat in the deserts of southern Libya.

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