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Day: June 4, 2020

Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize  Tripoli Airport

Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize Tripoli Airport

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By Elite News Reporter General Khalifa Haftar’s hopes of taking over power in Libya have dwindled after troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have taken control of Tripoli international airport, military spokesman for the Government of National Accord said. "Our forces have fully liberated Tripoli international airport," spokesman Mohamad Gnounou said on Wednesday. The airport has been closed since 2014 and had been held by the eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar since last year when he launched his assault on the capital. Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival factions based in Tripoli and in the east, in a sometimes chaotic war that has drawn in outside powers and a flood of foreign arms and mercenaries. Haftar's self-
Electoral Commission Announces Reopening Of Offices Countrywide Ahead Of 2021 Elections

Electoral Commission Announces Reopening Of Offices Countrywide Ahead Of 2021 Elections

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has announced that all its offices across the country have been reopened, following the partial lifting of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, such that they can prepare  for the 2021 general election. This communication  was  delivered in  a circular issued by the Sam Rwakoojo, Secretary to the EC, dated June 01,2020, which reads in part thus;                     RE: OPENING OF FIELD OFFICES Following the decision by Government to embark on the process of relaxing the lockdown that was declared 18th March, 2020, the Commission has decided to reopen field offices to facilitate the conduct of election activities as per ...