Muammar Gaddafi

Trump will not bring Middle East peace this year - instead he is helping to make the region a crueller place

There really is no point any more in talking about Donald Trump or US foreign policy. They do not exist. Indeed, the Trump ‘presidency’ is about as …

Donald Trump

UN envoy says Libya needs a ‘competent government’ as bloody clashes break out

The UN envoy for Libya has said military forces “are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country” and the oil-rich nation needs a competent …

North Africa

Libyan coast guards rescue 234 illegal immigrants off western coast - Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Libyan coast guards on Wednesday rescued 234 illegal immigrants off western Libyan coast, navy spokesman said.<p>"Tripoli's …

News (China)

Visit These Countries And You Will Probably Die, Says U.S. Government

An American passport is one of the most powerful in the world, offering visa-free admission to up to 158 countries—this may be less than many …

Middle East

Seven years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia faces an uncertain future

If Tunisia’s elite continues to fiddle while Carthage burns, the only fledging democracy in the Arab world risks self destructing or reverting to some form of authoritarian rule. It is seven years since the fall of the dictator Ben Ali. His fall decapitated the predatory ruling family and legalised …

Africa

5 Horrible Dictators Who Had Totally WTF Hobbies

By Kelly Stone Published: January 16th, 2018 We'd love to say that being in a position of power brings out the best in people, that taking on …

Humor

Did the Media Ignore Obama Calling Libya a ‘Shit Show’?

President Obama used the term "shit show" in private to refer to the escalating violence in Libya following the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

Donald Trump

Forget Trump, our leaders think we live in sh*tholes

You would think that after a year of madness we would have learnt our lesson, and that is to stop our predictable reactions regarding the racist …

Africa

Madman or Madman Strategy? What's really going on with North Korea?

After a successful missile launch at the end of November, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un threw his head back in a flamboyant cackle, lit a …

North Korea

Libya: At Least 20 Dead as Clashes Shut Airport in Tripoli

Share this:<p><b>Tripoli/Tunis:</b> Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and …

North Africa

News24.com | Mugabe 'desperately tried to reappoint his ex-deputy at the height of massive street protests'

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how the nonagenarian desperately tried to reappoint his ex-deputy at the height of …

Africa

Trump’s Comments: What Matters is Where We Go from Here

So many today are tweeting quotes from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. So many are still obsessing over President Trump’s reported comment last week. …

Conservative View

Mugabe could have ended up like Gaddafi - Ex-spokesman

George Charamba, former spokesperson for Robert Mugabe says there was fear that Mugabe’s last days will be like that of ex – Libyan leader Muammar …

Africa

20 killed, 69 injured in Libya's airport attack

A medical source confirmed on Monday that an earlier attack at the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have killed 20 and injured …

News (China)

Obama Described Libya As A ‘S*** Show’ In 2016 Interview

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a firestorm, which is sometimes described as a storm preceded by the S-word, for allegedly …

Barack Obama

Zimbabwe:'We Feared Mugabe Would Be Dragged Through Streets Like Gaddafi'

(Photo: allafrica.com)Robert Mugabe's ex-spokesperson has revealed how the former president was told in November that he could face the same fate as …

Africa

Seven years later: The Arab Spring's messy endings

Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.<p>Egyptians opposing Mohamed Morsi …

Middle East

Former Zimbabwe aide: We feared Mugabe lynching

<b>An aide to Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could "drag out and lynch" the leader in a "Libyan scenario".</b><p>During Mr Mugabe's last week in office, he was under house arrest as the military staged a takeover which would eventually oust him.<p>"I started visualising …

Africa

Africa Live: Kenyan arrested for 'sex with goats', Ethiopia 'to free 500 prisoners' - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>At least nine people have been killed in fierce fighting at an airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, forcing the suspension of all flights.<p>Rival militias clashed at Mitiga airport which has served as the main hub for civilian flights since the international airport was partially …

Africa

Authorities say over 2 mln voters will vote in upcoming elections in Libya - Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Higher Commission of Elections announced late Friday that more than 2 million voters have registered to cast …

News (China)

Does North Korea’s Olympic overture prelude talks with the US?

In the view of President Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un is “a pretty smart guy”. In April 2017, Trump said: “At a very young age, he was able to assume …

North Korea

Hard-won victories of Arab spring appear more fragile than ever

As the protests in Tunisia show, the underlying economic and social grievances that sparked the original regional uprisings remain<p>In the cradle of the Arab spring, it’s reckoning time again, when the hopes for the Tunisian revolution of seven years ago are measured against its gains. In Tunisia, …

Middle East

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar …

War

Libya marks destruction of last chemical arms: watchdog

File: A member of forces opposed to Libya's unity government waves a Libyan flag at the Zueitina oil terminal on September 14, 2016. Photo: Abdullah …

News (South Africa)

Africa Live: Ban on menstruating girls crossing river, Tanzanian ship seized - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Getty Images<p>Students have to cross the river to get to school<p>Children's rights activists have hit out at traditional leaders for banning girls from crossing a river while they are menstruating.<p>Girls in central Ghana have been banned from crossing the River Ofin by traditional leaders, …

Africa

Is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the richest person ever?

Ten days into 2018, Bezos, who is a thorn in the side of Donald Trump, sees his personal wealth soar by $6bn<p>Just 10 days into 2018 and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and a thorn in the side of Donald Trump, has seen his personal wealth soar by $6bn (£4.4bn).<p>The man at the helm of the sprawling …

Business

This renewed diplomacy between North and South Korea could lead to something more – but we should be cautious

The significance of the talks between North and South Korea lies some way beyond the marginal involvement of a North Korean bobsleigh team in the …

North Korea

Niger's Gold Rush Has Turned Bandits into Barons

But, after being granted rare access to northern Niger's goldfields, we saw how the vast majority of workers aren't benefitting nearly as much as them.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Gold-mining sites in northern Niger tend to have an origin story, exaggerated with each retelling. In …

Africa

UK court grants £1m bail to man arrested over Sarkozy-Gaddafi inquiry

French police seeking Alexandre Djouhri for questioning over alleged financing of Sarkozy election campaign by dictator<p>A French businessman wanted for questioning in relation to an inquiry into the alleged illegal financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election run by the late Libyan …

Law (UK)

Voices from the Arab Press: FROM CAIRO TO KHARTOUM

What Egypt truly cares about is ensuring its ability to continue providing drinking water to millions of citizens.<p>PEOPLE RALLY in support of Iranian …

Middle East