North Africa

A Gaddafi poster found in his bunker in Tripoli. Credit: Karlos Zurutuza/IPS.

OP-ED: A Long and Winding Road to the End for Gaddafi

I came across an anti-Gaddafi demonstration for the first time in February 2011 in Baghdad's Tahrir square.

LIBYA: Muammar Gaddafi Killed as Sirte Falls

Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after National Transitional Council fighters overran loyalist defences in Sirte, the toppled Libyan leader's hometown and final stronghold.

Libya’s Governing Council Accused of Detainee Abuse

Libya's governing National Transitional Council (NTC) is holding about 2,500 detainees in the capital Tripoli alone, many of whom have been beaten and subjected to other ill-treatment and not given access to lawyers or judicial proceedings, says London-based human-rights watchdog Amnesty International.

PAP member Chief Fortune Charumbira headed a fact-finding delegation to the Libyan capital Tripoli.  Credit: Saaleha Bamjee/IPS

Imperative Libyans Decide Their Own Future

The African Union must take the lead in helping Libya achieve peace by ensuring the formation of a unity government between pro-Muammar Gaddafi forces and the National Transitional Council, as this and not foreign intervention will pave the way for peace and stability in Libya.

WESTERN SAHARA: Africa Should Slap Sanctions on Morocco

A firm call for African Union member states to impose sanctions against Morocco until it abides by the United Nations mandate that affirms the people of Western Sahara's right to self-determination was made at the Pan African Parliament proceedings.

US: Expanding Network of Drone Bases To Hit Somalia, Yemen

As Somalia undergoes its worst famine in six decades and Yemen slides into civil war, the administration of President Barack Obama is expanding its network of bases to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in both countries, according to reports published in two major U.S. newspapers Thursday.

LIBYA: Evidence of ‘Mass Execution’ in Tripoli

Al Jazeera has found evidence of a possible mass execution of political activists in Libya.

LIBYA: Rebels Storm Gaddafi Compound in Tripoli

Rebels have entered the fortified compound of Muammar Gaddafi in Bab al-Azizya in Tripoli, following intense fighting with forces loyal to the Libyan leader.

MOROCCO: Students Seek Training, Not Teaching

Despite 12 years of reform, Morocco's universities continue to fall short of expectations, with students complaining that the training they get does not meet the demands of the job market.

/UPDATE**/ Libyan Rebel Military Leader Killed

The head of the Libyan rebel's armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen Thursday, the head of the rebel leadership said.

Libya Opposition Arrests Senior Leader

General Abdel Fatah Younis, the chief of staff of the rebel forces in Libya, has been arrested by the National Transition Council.

Libya Blames NATO for Raid on Food Warehouse

Libyan officials have accused NATO of killing at least eight people in an air raid on a food warehouse and medical clinic in Zlitan, east of Tripoli.

US-LIBYA: No Early End to War Expected

Fortified by formal U.S. recognition as Libya's legitimate government, fighters loyal to the rebel Benghazi-based Transitional National Council (TNC) made a key advance Monday by reportedly gaining control of most of the eastern oil port of Brega.

LIBYA: Civilians Killed in Misurata Shelling

At least 11 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in shelling by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, around the besieged rebel enclave of Misurata, the rebels say.

AFRICA: African Union Divided over Libya

As African heads of state gather to discuss the future of the youth of the continent, Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is a noticeable absentee at the African Union (AU) summit in Equatorial Guinea.

Cooperation Key to ICC Libya Warrants

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued warrants Monday for the arrest of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, and the Libyan chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, for crimes against humanity.

Ambassador Hisham Badr: "You cannot deprive very vulnerable countries of sustenance."  Credit: Isolda Agazzi/IPS

Ban Proposed on Export Restrictions that Undermine Food Security

Egypt has initiated a proposal in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ban export restrictions on farm products to poor countries that are net food importers. The Group of 20 has also exhorted the upcoming WTO ministerial conference to adopt a specific resolution on export restrictions.

A woman lights a kerosene stove in a stairwell in Darb el Ahmar, Cairo, to heat water. Solar heating does away with this unsafe practice. Credit: SolarCITIES

EGYPT: Solar Energy Projects Picking up Again After Uprising

On a blazingly hot summer’s day in Cairo, it’s 36 degrees Celsius in the shade. Air-conditioners and fans whirr across the city, burdening the national electricity grid. Last summer, the populous city experienced frequent water and power cuts, causing a furore. Consumption had grown by 2,600 megawatts, an increase of 13,5 percent from 2009.

Libya Says NATO Strike Kills 19 Civilians

The Libyan government says 19 civilians have been killed in a NATO air strike on the home of one of Muammar Gaddafi's top officials, a day after the Western military alliance admitted killing civilians in a separate attack.

OP-ED: The War in Libya: The African Union’s Mistake of Policy and Principle

Africa's handling of the Libyan crisis at the United Nations has been timorous and confusing, but it presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for the continental body on how it defines its future strategic interests.

The Struggle for Succession in Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia leaves something of a power vacuum in the country, which has been ruled by one man for decades.

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