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Libyans miss life under Muammar Gaddafi

Libyans miss life under Muammar Gaddafi

Five years after an uprising killed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, residents in the chaos-wracked country’s capital joke they have grown to miss the longtime dictator as the frustrations of daily life mount. Those living in the capital say they are exhausted by power cuts, price hikes and a lack of cash flow as rival authorities and […]

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa was named as chair of the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, […]

Africa is not a country: Indian government and media have mishandled the racist attacks

Africa is not a country: Indian government and media have mishandled the racist attacks

Colour matters. In India, it matters a lot. We knew that much before the recent attacks on people who are being described as African nationals. We knew that just on the basis of the persistence of fairness cream commercials, including those for men. But black lives don’t matter. For we must admit that not all […]

More than 700 migrants drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe

More than 700 migrants drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe

More than 700 migrants trying to reach Europe are feared to have died in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy over the past few days, the UN refugee agency said. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, said Sunday that an estimated 100 people were missing from a smugglers’ boat which capsized Wednesday. She said about […]

Peace and Prosperity Continue to Elude Africa 50 Years and Counting

Peace and Prosperity Continue to Elude Africa 50 Years and Counting

Three years ago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, the African Union (AU) signed a solemn declaration to end strife on the continent and to work for peace and prosperity. The declaration’s noble goals were to rid Africa of violent conflicts, wars, human rights violations and humanitarian […]

Horrified Survivor Watched As 500 People Drowned: Mediterranean’s Worst Shipwrecks in Modern History

Horrified Survivor Watched As  500 People Drowned: Mediterranean’s Worst Shipwrecks in Modern History

All Yasin Osman Ibrahim and his three-year-old son Abdulrahman could do was watch in horror as more than 500 migrants and refugees drowned two weeks ago, in one of the Mediterranean’s worst shipwrecks in modern history. Clutching Abdulrahman to his chest, Yasin stood on the deck of a wooden boat as the sea swallowed hundreds […]

Two Serbian diplomats held hostage by ISIS killed in US air strikes in Libya

Two Serbian diplomats held hostage by ISIS killed in US air strikes in Libya

Two Serbian diplomats held hostage in Libya since November were among the dozens killed in Friday’s US air strikes on an Islamic State camp, Serbian officials said. The raids targeted positions of the Islamic State group in the city of Sabratha, near the Tunisian border. The abducted Serbs – Sladjana Stankovic, a communications officer and […]

New video shows Gaddafi begging for his life moments before being executed

New video shows Gaddafi begging for his life moments before being executed

Never-before-seen video has emerged of the moment a battered and bleeding Colonel Gaddafi was captured by Libyan rebels. The shocking footage was captured on the mobile phone of one of the fighters who dragged the dictator alive from a drain in Sirte in 2011. Similar footage was widely circulated at the time of his death, […]

British, French and US military Personnel In Libya to Hit Isis

British, French and US military Personnel In Libya to Hit Isis

British, French and US military personnel have travelled to Libya to identify potential targets for airstrikes against Islamic States (ISIS) forces, the Sunday Times reported. Six British air force officers joined intelligence officers, diplomats and US and French military personnel on a reconnaissance mission near the coastal city of Tobruk to compile a list of […]

Why The African Union Should Be Dismantled And Buried With Gaddafi

Why The African Union Should Be Dismantled And Buried With Gaddafi

Because they want to solve the severe socioeconomic and political underdevelopment of Africa, Pan Africanists have proposed and implemented a continental union that encompasses the whole continent of Africa. From Nkrumah’s call for the total unification of Africa to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU), Africa has differed from South […]

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