Libya

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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By Carol Berger For decades, Egypt has felt like a world unto itself. The state’s preoccupations were internal: containing protests and arresting its critics and alleged terrorists. National concerns revolved around the availability of bread and work, the daily challenges of power blackouts and traff...
By IAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2014
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26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In all, we now believ...
By IAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2014
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While media attention has focused of late on the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), which has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and northern Iraq, jihadists are also on the march in Libya. A coalition of jihadists, operating under the name Dawn of Libya, has claimed to have taken control of Liby...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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A boat that took off from the Libyan coast around July 27 to July 29 carrying 180 Eritreans has sunk not far off the coast, while still in Libyan territorial waters, Radio Erena reported. 155 of them are presumed dead. The rest 25 were saved through the help of Libyan coast guards. One of the [&helli...
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Jul 31st, 2014
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By Richard Bailey With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have withdrawn and the UK have ordered all British nationals out. Yet, the repercussions of losing Libya are monumen...
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Jul 28th, 2014
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By Dr. David Leffler In June 2014, Libya held its second election since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow, but the hoped-for stability is still elusive. Libya has had five governments since the 2011 revolution and despite the June elections turmoil continues to reign. Warring militias continue their bat...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Women played a largely unreported role in last year’s revolution in Libya. Now they have to fight both Islamist and secular men if they’re to have any influence in the new Libya, says Lindsey Hilsum. This article was first published on 6 April 2012. It is republished here following the murder of Salw...
By IAfrica
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May 25th, 2014
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In the spring of ’11, Obama claimed that he had to intervene in Libya because “if we waited one more day, Benghazi, a city nearly the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.” As usual, Obama was lying. No such ...
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May 22nd, 2014
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by Gordon Duff The world’s two best known “black” leaders, President Barak Obama of the United States and President Goodluck Jonathan of the Republic of Nigeria, are both being assailed over their perceived failures in dealing with terrorist attacks. The two attacks we are talking about are the Bengh...
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May 22nd, 2014
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by AJAMU BARAKA Seemingly out aof nowhere, Boko Haram burst into the awareness of people around the world as a shadowy group of Islamists with the ability to carry out audcious attacks that paralyzed the army of the most populous country in Africa. People now want to know the group’s origins, where t...