AS Uganda prepares to take on Libya in Tripoli in what will be the first international match to be played there ever since the bloody Libyan revolution that claimed over 25,000 lives sprouted in 2011.
Uganda Cranes will be the first to play in a FIFA sanctioned game in Tripoli since football’s governing body lifted all sanctions against Libya. Micho Srejodevich like Harrison Okagbue in 2000, will be taking charge of his first game as Cranes coach. We look back at the last 3 encounters that have shaped an unlikely bond with the North African giants.
Qatar Airways today announced an increase in capacity between Qatar and North Africa with its flights to Tripoli and Casablanca going non-stop, from this weekend. Effective June 1, scheduled services to the Libyan capital Tripoli will be de-linked from the Egyptian city of Alexandria offering additional seats to both cities.
Qatar is BooMING
Amnesty International (London)
Libya: ‘I Cannot Explain How Terrible the Situation Was’
This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch of Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2013.
Tripoli – Libya’s interior minister has submitted his resignation, two official sources said on Tuesday, after months of efforts to curb armed groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi but have since stalled the transition to democracy.
Quoted: “I have challenged this verdict that the intervention did more good than harm. Some other supporters of the Libya intervention are now calculating the costs as embassies rush to leave the people to the mercy of the militias. According to the British newspaper the Guardian, “the fear of further violence has led to the British and US embassies withdrawing some staff, the European Union closing its mission in Tripoli and BP announcing it was pulling out non-essential staff.” France had already scaled back its operations after a military attack on its mission in Tripoli. What Daryl Issa and the forces calling the issues of Benghazi a cover-up are refusing to deal with is the deceptions and lies that led to the catastrophic situation in Libya and North Africa today.”
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