E. Libyan central bank to circulate own coins made in Russia - official

Eastern Libya will circulate its own coins for the first time to ease shortages of money, a central bank official said on Friday. The new coins, made in Russia, will join Russian-made paper currency that has already been issued in the eastern half of the country, Reuters reports. The country has two rival governments, and the east is outside the control of the UN-recognized government based in Tripoli.