Shukri Ghanem

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 30th, 2012
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Shokri Ghanem, Libya’s former prime minister and oil chief, saw it as his mission to change his country from the inside, only to realise too late that Muammar Gaddafi would never accept any meaningful reform. Ghanem died in Vienna, at the age of 69, a spokesman for the Austrian foreign ministry...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 17th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libyan oil production has resumed more quickly than expected, but the country still has enormous political and technical obstacles to surmount before the situation returns to normal, experts said. “The market should be ready for Libyan crude,” said Abdallah El-Badri, secre...
By benim
In Libya
Jun 13th, 2011
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LONDON – Another member of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has defected and fled the country, two Libyan analysts in London said Monday, as fighting continued between government troops and rebel forces. Sassi Garada, one of the first men to join Gadhafi when he took power more than 40 ...
By benim
In Libya
Jun 2nd, 2011
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The Libyan government said on Thursday it will send a representative to the next OPEC meeting, replacing the top oil official who defected saying he had lost faith in the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. Shokri Ghanem, who oversaw Libya’s oil and gas sector, is the second most senior official to quit a...
By benim
In Libya
Jun 2nd, 2011
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Washington – US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen said on Thursday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was increasingly isolated but that the Nato alliance was prepared for a sustained military campaign. “There are, from my perspective some signs, certainly in the last few days, that Gadd...
By benim
In Libya
May 23rd, 2011
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The United Nations demanded that Khartoum withdraw its troops from Sudan’s Abyei district after what the south branded an “invasion” by northern troops of the flashpoint border region. A visiting delegation of the UN Security Council said on Sunday they were “very, very concer...
By benim
In Libya
May 22nd, 2011
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Tripoli – Nato airplanes early on Sunday carried out raids against the port of Tripoli and the residence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near the centre of the capital, a Libyan official said. “There were two raids on the port and Bab Al-Aziziya”, the residence of Gaddafi which has...
By benim
In Libya
May 17th, 2011
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TRIPOLI, Libya – Another high-ranking Libyan official has defected and fled the country amid a widening NATO campaign of bombings as well as leafletting and other psychological warfare to persuade Moammar Gadhafi’s troops to stop fighting. Shukri Ghanem, the Libyan oil minister and head of the ...