Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE OBSERVERS

A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

Read more

FOCUS

Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

Read more

ENCORE!

Film Show: 'The Imitation Game', 'Phoenix' and the French Oscars

Read more

#TECH 24

'The Imitation Game': A Tribute to Alan Turing, the Father of Computers

Read more

FACE-OFF

Greek elections: A domino effect in France?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Apple breaks profit record as new iPhone bears fruit

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'There have never been so many jobseekers in France'

Read more

WEB NEWS

Japan: Online campaign to free journalist held by IS group

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

Read more

Africa

Libya's new rulers postpone move to Tripoli

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-05

Libya's newly ruling National Transitional Council - currently governing from their base in Benghazi - said Monday they would only transfer their headquarters to Tripoli once the country’s three remaining pro-Gaddafi bastions were liberated.

AFP - Libya's new rulers will only move their Benghazi-based National Transitional Council to the capital Tripoli when all of Libya has been liberated, the NTC's vice-chairman said Monday.

Abdel Hafiz Ghoga told AFP "some NTC members might make a symbolic appearance in Tripoli, maybe the president of the NTC himself (this week). But from this does not mean the (full) transfer of the council."

"That will only happen after the entire (Libyan) territory is liberated, (including) Sebha, Sirte and Bani Walid," he said, naming three of the last bastions still controlled by loyalist of strongman Moamer Kadhafi.

NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil had said on Friday that the interim council would move to Tripoli "next week."

"Tripoli is our capital," Abdel Jalil had told tribal and military leaders in the eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of the uprising against Kadhafi's regime that broke out in mid-February.

Most of the members of the NTC's executive committee have moved to Tripoli after the fall of Tripoli late in August but Abdel Jalil has yet to travel to the capital.

Date created : 2011-09-05

  • LIBYA

    Gaddafi stronghold on edge as handover talks fail

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Libyan fighters surround Gaddafi desert bastion

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Files show MI6, CIA link to Gaddafi

    Read more

COMMENT(S)