Libya

By IAfrica
In Spotlight
Apr 17th, 2014
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President Obama sent a message on Thursday to the people of Zimbabwe reiterating his nation’s commitment to the people of Zimbabwe  and the spirit of democracy. While the brief message to Zimbabweans radiates sincerity the lack of acknowledgement or mention of Zimbabwe’s leadership is very telling of...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 25th, 2014
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Zed Nelson, The Guardian Last October a boat went down off the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 migrants on board. What happened next? This is the story of Fanus, a survivor and one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum Sunbathers on the Lampedusa beach to whi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 7th, 2014
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At the time of the revolt that brought down his father, al-Saadi headed a brigade of special forces that was involved in the crackdown against protesters and rebels. But he is perhaps even more notorious among Libyans for his dark career in soccer, the country’s most popular sport. A playboy with a l...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 28th, 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia’s democratic transition with the adoption of the country’s new constitution. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Tunisia’s political actors to ensure the next steps of the tran...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 4th, 2013
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Zekre Lebona All is quite on the Eritrean front, except for the hundreds of drowning victims in southern Europe. The expected backlash from it has not transpired so far; but the rumor machine among Eritrean political circles has now shifted, and is replete with stories of a besieged government bereft...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Oct 28th, 2013
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By Magharebia By Fathia al-Majbri While a number of Libyan cities commemorated the anniversary of liberating the country from Kadhafi’s 42-year grip, the cradle of revolution refused to celebrate. Benghazi residents and activists said there was nothing to celebrate, so long as citizens were being kil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 28th, 2013
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Reem Mohamed When women joined men on the streets of Egypt on January 25 2011, they did not organize for a gender revolution; they joined the crowds to chant ‘bread, freedom and social justice.’ This was a big mistake. Led by males, uprisings of the Arab Spring did not prioritize ‘equality’, a crucia...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 12th, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                             September 12, 2013    U.S. Consulate General Marks 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Emotions of pain, grief and anger were re-enacted at the U.S. Consulate General yesterday as students, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Aug 30th, 2013
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At least two people including a Libyan prosecutor, who was in charge of cases involving ex-regime officials, have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern city of Benghazi, a security source says. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the incident took place on T...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Aug 26th, 2013
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Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ordered the kidnap of schoolgirls, who were kept as sex slaves, according to an investigation Colonel Gaddafi ordered the kidnap of schoolgirls who were then kept as sex slaves at  compound, according to a book on the dictator. One girl, named Soraya, was kidnapped when she wa...