Ian Martin

By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 2nd, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya has called its neighbours to a meeting on their porous common borders, which since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi have become major conduits for smuggling, an official said on Thursday. Regional security experts are pencilled to meet in Tripoli on March 9 and 10, paving the way...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 1st, 2012
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New York – Up to 6 000 Libyans are detained in facilities run by revolutionary brigades that helped oust Moammar Gadhafi, the United Nations said on Wednesday. It urged Libya to hurry its process of putting those facilities under government control. The top UN envoy to Libya, Ian Martin, told t...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 24th, 2011
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New York – About 7 000 people, many of them foreigners, are being held in Libyan detention centres controlled by “revolutionary brigade” militia, according to a new UN report. Women and children are among the detainees and some have allegedly been tortured, said the report by UN Sec...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 7th, 2011
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Tripoli – Some weapons depots in Libya have still not been secured properly, and “much has already gone missing” from unguarded sites, the top UN envoy in Libya said in an interview on Sunday. Preventing more weapons from being smuggled out of country will be difficult, considering ...
By benim
In News
Nov 1st, 2011
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New York – The UN Security Council on Monday called on Libya’s interim authorities and neighbouring countries to stamp out the spread of weapons from Muammar Gaddafi’s huge stockpile. Amid mounting fears that militant groups in Africa and beyond could get shoulder-fired rockets and ...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 31st, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s interim prime minister on Sunday confirmed the presence of chemical weapons in Libya and said foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to deal with the issue. Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Libya has no interest in keeping such weapons. “We would like to...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Oct 27th, 2011
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New York – Killings committed by both sides during the final battle for the Libyan city of Sirte could be considered war crimes, the United Nations said on Wednesday as it welcomed plans by the country’s transitional government to investigate. Ian Martin, the head of the UN mission in Lib...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 8th, 2011
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The United Nations said there should be no reprisals against residents of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown should it fall to Libyan interim government forces, who on Friday launched their biggest assault on the city yet. Pro-Gaddafi fighters in Sirte — one of only two major remaining bastions o...
By benim
In Business
Dec 24th, 2010
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South Africa’s rand hit another 35-month high against the dollar on Friday, continuing a recent rally that has been fed by rising risk appetite, while local stocks edged lower in holiday-shortened trade. The rand traded at a session high of 6.7350 to the dollar, hitting a new record high for th...