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Project directory[edit]

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Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:01, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Bilateral relations discussion[edit]

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Berbers[edit]

I believe this very unique culture, with a one-of-a-kind alphabet Tifinagh and history dating back as far as ancient Egypt, merits it's own WikiProject. There is a beautiful portal at Portal:Berbers, and I think Wikipedia would benefit greatly from this. Chris 02:20, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Project Banner[edit]

The {{Africa Project}} now includes assessment parameters for Libya. If any parties would be interested, replacement of the existing {{WikiProject Libya}} with that banner would be greatly appreciated, and probably help this project have a clearer idea of where it stands regarding content. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 23:04, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

neighbor Wikipedia:WikiProject Berbers[edit]

We're up and running! Please visit and contribute at Wikipedia:WikiProject Berbers! Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 05:39, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Libya material for List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area.[edit]

Greetings! I'm having trouble tracking down a reliable accounting of the area of Libya's largest political subdivisions for the set of lists under the auspices of this project - Municipalities of Libya lists the area of 32 municipalities, but indicates that these have now been reorganized into 22 Shabiyah, for which the areas are not provided. Cheers! bd2412 T 02:14, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


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Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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Mustafa Tajouri[edit]

An article, albeit a stub at moment, which I created has been put up at Afd. The article being Mustafa Tajouri. Tajouri is the Ambassador of Libya to Russia, and only a few sources can be found on this highest level diplomat from Libya - those sources being in English and Russian. As Tajouri is Libyan, it is likely there are going to be sources for information out there in Arabic, however, not understanding Arabic, I can't find and add these sources to the article. If any of this project members could take a look and see if they can find any info on this ambassador, and add it to the article. There are going to be a heap of ambassador articles on subjects from the Arab world, and they are forming part of this article I am working on developing. Also if someone could add the name in Arabic to the article, and correct it if incorrect, that would be good too. On a small sidenote, Category:Articles needing Arabic script or text has more article in it which I have created and also need names in Arabic. Ambassadors are high level representatives of their nations, and they have likely had a multitude of credentials for which they were appointed to the position in the first place, it's just finding the info that can be difficult, and it is important to fight systematic bias to have articles on these ambassadors. We need editors help. Thanks. --Россавиа Диалог 19:12, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Libya[edit]

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African cinema task force[edit]

An African cinema task force has been proposed at WikiProject Films, which would include the cinema of Libya. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 03:44, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Border crossings of Libya[edit]

I have created Category:Border crossings of Libya. Please include any border crossings you know of. Cheers. Hakeem.gadi (talk) 05:19, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Proposal for a 200-WikiProject contest[edit]

A proposal has been posted for a contest between all 200 country WikiProjects. We're looking for judges, coordinators, ideas, and feedback.

The Transhumanist 00:39, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

GA Sweeps invitation[edit]

This message is being sent to WikiProjects with GAs under their scope. Since August 2007, WikiProject Good Articles has been participating in GA sweeps. The process helps to ensure that articles that have passed a nomination before that date meet the GA criteria. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. Instead of reviewing by topic, editors can consider picking and choosing whichever articles they are interested in.

We are always looking for new members to assist with reviewing the remaining articles, and since this project has GAs under its scope, it would be beneficial if any of its members could review a few articles (perhaps your project's articles). Your project's members are likely to be more knowledgeable about your topic GAs then an outside reviewer. As a result, reviewing your project's articles would improve the quality of the review in ensuring that the article meets your project's concerns on sourcing, content, and guidelines. However, members can also review any other article in the worklist to ensure it meets the GA criteria.

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Megrahi and Lamin - Free Use Licenced Images[edit]

Does anyone know of a free use licenced relatively recent photo of Megrahi suitable for upload to the Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi article and of Fhimah for the Lamin Khalifah Fhimah article which would comply with Wiki policy? --Cyber Fox (talk) 07:07, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Lamin Khalifah Fhimah or Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah[edit]

Please excuse my ignorance in this matter, but can anyone tell me why this Libyan man's name is spelt in two different ways in the one article, namely, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah??

I also note that his name is spelt as Lamen, is this just a quirk or what?? --Cyber Fox (talk) 10:51, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Inaccuracy at List of heads of state of Libya?[edit]

Please see Talk:List of heads of state of Libya. Calliopejen1 (talk) 21:36, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

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Arabic article[edit]

Someone who knows Arabic needs to start an article on Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 ASAP. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:16, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Now there is an article at ar:الخطوط الجوية الأفريقية رحلة 771 - Thanks, guys! WhisperToMe (talk) 23:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Libya articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Libyan placenames[edit]

I'm working on a standard (and official) system to transliterate (and retrotransliterate) Arabic script into my native language (applyable also for Spanish and Portuguese with some changes) and I'm nowadays trying to apply it in toponimic names for a publication, so I've chosen Libyan names first. The system has already been published and can be seen here, section 5.2. I've seen some inconsistencies in the name (transliteration) of some shabiyas of Libya (some articles give one transcription, some others give one different) in the articles of Wikipedia and its sources (mainly articles Districts of Libya and List of FIPS region codes (J-L)#LY: Libya, and sources for ISO 3166-2:LY here and here and; if needed I can provide the differences in sources leading to confusion), and ask for help from a native speaker of Arabic to clear some doubts. Can you help me?

Problems are mainly concerning the unmarked harakaat for long vowels in the Standard Arabic version of the placename, and are the following:

1 الجفارة 'al-jifaaraº 'al-jafaaraº vowel of first syllable after article (or none?) Al Jfara
2 النقاط الخمس 'al-nuqaat. 'al-Hams 'al-niqaat. 'al-Hams vowel of first syllable after article An Nuqat al Khams
3 سرت sirt surt vowel of first syllable Sirte
4 ترهونة و مسلاته msalaataº masallaataº vowel of first syllable (of third word) Tarhuna Wa Msalata
5 المرقب 'al-murqub 'al-marqab vowel of first and second syllables Al Murgub
6 مرزق murSuq marSuq / murSaq vowel of first and second syllables Murzuq
7 يفرن yafran yifrin vowel of first and second syllables Yafran
8 غريان Rarii'aan Rarii'aan / Rariyaan / Raryaan vowels of second and third syllables Gharyan
9 سوفاجين‎ sawfaajjiin sawfajjiin length of vowel for consonant "f" Sawfajjin
10 زلتان‎ Slitan Slitaan length of vowel for consonant "t" Zlitan
11 القبة 'al-qubaº 'al-qubbaº gemination (shadda) of "b" or not? Al Qubah
12 الواحات 'al-waaKhaaº 'al-waaKhaat last consonant: h, t or ta marbutah? Al Wahat
13 مرادة marad maradah structure of third syllable: ta marbutah? Maradah
14 مصراتة mis.(u)raatah mus.(u)raatah vowel of first syllable after article and last consonant: h, t or ta marbutah? Misrata

I am committed to upload the publication of the final article, if released, the same way I did with the previous one. Please check in my talk page if this is already answered. Bandeira Nunca M C3 A1is.png Sobreira (parlez) 15:24, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Mohammed El-hadhiri[edit]

The article on Libyan politician Mohammed El-hadhiri has been tagged as an unreferenced BLP since December 2008, which is the current focus month of the BLP Rescue Project. It's a very short stub asserting that he's a member of the Pan-African Parliament but I can't find any reference to him there, nor any other reliable sources of any kind. This could be due to the spelling of his name - or to a general lack of notability. I'm posting here in the hope that someone with better knowledge of the area might like to take an interest and either source the article or PROD it.--Plad2 (talk) 07:02, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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The naming of the Gaddafi articles are up for discussion, see Talk:Saif al-Islam Muammar Al-Gaddafi and Talk:Muammar al-Gaddafi (talk) 01:19, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Warfalla tribe[edit]

Just a quick note that I've started an article at Warfalla tribe. Anyone interested is more than welcome to help out.
— V = IR (Talk • Contribs) 20:14, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Mersa Brega Seaport[edit]

Mersa Brega Seaport, being fought over today, might need keeping an eye on to ensure it doesn't become a live blog. Totnesmartin (talk) 10:22, 2 March 2011 (UTC)


Flag of Libya.svg This user supports a free Libya.

--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:41, 6 March 2011 (UTC)


I've created a stub for Hrawah, based on its mention in press reports (see reference). I can't find it on any map, although this is not necessarily a problem, due to Arabic transliteration problems, can anyone confirm this is a real place, and verify its real name? -- Eckumen (talk) 22:19, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

What to do with the articles Italian Libya, Fourth Shore and Italian North Africa ?[edit]

I started a discussion in Talk:Italian Libya--Kimdime (talk) 11:23, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Network of Free Ulema – Libya[edit]

Please take a look at this article, Network of Free Ulema – Libya and read my comment on the discussion page. This is not acceptable on an encyclopedic project that professes to be a neutral source of knowledge and brings shame on Wikipedia. For the record, I'm neither pro or anti Gaddafi or the rebels. (talk) 01:22, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Experienced editors with specialist regional knowledge urgently wanted[edit]

The Arbitration Committee is seeking to appoint additional people to the CheckUser and Oversight teams, in particular people with specialist knowledge.

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Urgent need to update image[edit]

Map of the Battle of Sirte (2011)

This map needs to be updated with battle lines and dates a la the Tripoli and Misrata battle maps. I'd do it myself but I'm not that good at Inkscape yet. -Kudzu1 (talk) 18:34, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

I dont think that anyone but Rafy is experienced enough to do such thing. EllsworthSK (talk) 23:34, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

1920 Jabal al-Gharbi civil war[edit]

WikiProject Libya,

Article: 1920 Jabal al-Gharbi civil war.

There seems to be a slight problem with the above article. It appears as to be a "Stub", but has been assessed as "Start". Then there is the name of the city/place in Libya "Jabal al-Gharbi". According to Wikipedia, there is an article that is quite similar to the above name Al Jabal al Gharbi and Google Earth has "Al Jabal al Gharbi". Which is correct? I a Coordinator of the WikiProject Military History and would like to try and improve the article. It maybe small, but it's worth getting things right than just leaving things incorrect. Adamdaley (talk) 04:58, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh its the same place. From my limited understanding of arabic, I believe Jabal al-Gharbi is essentially, Gharbi Mountains or mountains of gharbi. Al Jabal al gharbi would then be THE mountains of gharbi. The format we have been using is to mostly drop that. Its part of the arabic word, but in english it wouldn't be, so in the transliteration it has been getting removed. Mind you, I don't speak arabic, so i could be completely wrong, but from what I've seen, that's pretty much how its been. By all means try and improve it :) Jeancey (talk) 07:20, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Party of the Brotherhood[edit]

Currently we have two articles on Islamist parties in Libya with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. National Gathering for Freedom, Justice and Development, whose foundation was announced in November 2011, and which is reportedly led by Ali al-Sallabi, and Justice and Development Party (Libya), which was officially founded on 3 March 2012 and which is led by Mohamed Sowan. Could it be that both are in fact one and the same party? Particularly given that the source from November 2011 pointed out that "National Gathering for Freedom, Justice and Development" was a "provisional name". For me, this indicates the possibility that they changed the (complicated) name to a more simple one before the official foundation took place. Could someone of the WikiProject Libya team with knowledge in the emerging post-Ghaddafi politics of Libya please check this and answer at Talk:National Gathering for Freedom, Justice and Development? Thank you in advance. --RJFF (talk) 20:13, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, that should be the case although we got both names wrong. According to these two articles [1] [2] name of MB party is Justice and Construction Party, head of party is Mohammed Sawan and has backing of Ali al-Sallabi and Abdulhakim Belhaj. EllsworthSK (talk) 23:23, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Now, if I understand it right, there are two parties and they are rivals: "...he (=Belhaj) is joining the National Party. The party is said to have the backing of Sheikh Ali Salabi and is seen as a strong competitor to Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party." So we have (1) National Party=National Gathering for Freedom, Justice and Development of Sallabi and Belhaj and (2) Justice and Construction Party=Justice and Development Party (Libya) of the Brotherhood. --RJFF (talk) 00:10, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that is probably the way it is. I had a link few weeks ago where one Libyan activist have written names and websites of all parties. It will be probably helpfull to find it and post it here. EllsworthSK (talk) 02:20, 6 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to ask you to participate on discussion I open on National Liberation Army talk page since right now we on wikipedia have mess in what is actually difference between regular army of Libya and groups of militias. For that I think we can thank ingenious move of Military of Libya article but there is nothing that can be done about it now. So feel free to join. EllsworthSK (talk) 10:26, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Mercenaries in 2011 Civil War at History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi[edit]

Hello. I have twice reverted the removal of the word 'mercenaries' at the page about the history of Libya under Gadaffi. Another editor says the reference I have used is 'a lie'. I just want to follow policy, and I would ask a few others to see what they think. Thanks. Dbrodbeck (talk) 21:30, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

The use of "mercenaries" at the infobox is a lie, more when its only applied to the pro-Gaddafi forces, like if the so-called "rebels" did not have foreign fighters in its ranks. (Irony ON) Or perhaps the "rebel" foreign ones were "volunteers" or "freedom fighters" instead "mercenaries"? (Irony OFF). Come on...--HCPUNXKID (talk) 12:01, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
There actually is a very distinct difference between Freedom Fighters and Mercenaries. If the foreign fighters on the Gaddafi side were being paid, or promised money, and the foreign fighters on the rebel side were doing it because they either wanted to help or were simply against Gaddafi for their own reasons, then the first group would be termed mercenaries, while the second group would not be. It is a simple definition issue. If you have evidence showing rebel foreign fighters were paid, please feel free to share it. Jeancey (talk) 18:26, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Ansar al-Sharia needed[edit]

The Islamist group which was partially responsible for the embassy attack in Libya does not have a page. Ansar al-Sharia redirects to Ansar ash-Shari'a, a Yemeni group. Ansar al-Sharia should become its own entry with a

Not to be confused with Ansar ash-Shari'a.

notice. Thanks! --Jprg1966 (talk) 20:07, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Libyan Fragment.jpg[edit]

File:Libyan Fragment.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:50, 15 May 2013 (UTC)


File:Amazonguards.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 04:38, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Libyan money up for deletion[edit]

These bills have been nominated for deletion

at WP:PUF -- (talk) 06:16, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

"Libya's reaction to the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence" proposed move to "Kosovo–Libya relations"[edit]

Please can you voice your opinions here. Regards IJA (talk) 19:14, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Discussion regarding renaming Category:African_people_of_Arab_descent and four other categories[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2013_December_4#Category:African_people_of_Arab_descent.

2012 Benghazi attack[edit]

A discussion has begun in order to gain a consensus on whether to include or exclude material involving the CIA and weapons smuggling in the article. Please weigh in on the discussion at the talk page. This may also be a good time to reassess the rating on the article. Thank you.--Maleko Mela (talk) 22:02, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Africa may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 02:03, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 20:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)