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Amnesty International Details Torture and Murder of Mostly Black Libyans

AFRICANGLOBE - A report from Amnesty International details widespread torture in the prisons and makeshift detention facilities in Libya, under the auspices of the regime established by the US-NATO war that overthrew and murdered Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. In at least 12 cases, prisoners were tortured to death, the group found.

South Africa Should Head the AU – It Is the Continent’s...

One year on, the revisions are flowing in. It is always difficult to predict how a war will turn out, but Libya was a...

Libyan Leaders Acknowledge Abuse of African Captives

Libya’s new leaders said Tuesday that prisoners held by revolutionary forces have been abused, but insisted the mistreatment was not systematic and pledged to tackle the problem. The acknowledgment comes a day after the U.N. released a report a detailing alleged torture and ill treatment in lockups controlled by the forces that overthrew Moammar Gaddafi.

What Does Gaddafi’s Fall Mean For Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Kampala 'mute' as Gaddafi falls," is how the Ugandan opposition newspaper summed up the mood of the Ugandan capital the morning after. Whether they mourn or celebrate, an unmistakable sense of trauma marks the African response to the fall of Gaddafi.

Libyan Rebels Pledge Islamic Rule

Libya's new leaders pledged "moderate" Islamic rule even as their fighters were accused of committing war crimes and a defiant Moammea Gaddafi vowed to battle on until victory.

Tanzania Backs AU Stance On Refusing to Recognise Libyan Rebels

Tanzania has backed the Africa Union in not recognising the Libya National Transitional Council rebels even as they continue to tighten the noose around embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi in his birth town of Sirte.

Libya Rebels Launch Massive Attack on Gaddafi's Compound

Libyan rebels on Tuesday launched a massive offensive on leader Moamar Gaddafi's sprawling Bab al-Azizya compound in Tripoli, as the brother-leader's son refuted reports of his own arrest.

Saif Al-Islam Not in Detention Despite Claims

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saïf Al-Islam made an appearance overnight in Tripoli, giving the lie to earlier reports that he had been arrested by Libya's rebels. Saïf Al-Islam appeared smiling before journalists and mocked the ICC

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi's Regime Crumbles As Rebels Seize "Green Square" In...

The 42-year rule of Moammar Gaddafi appeared on the verge of collapse early Monday, with rebel supporters making it to the same Tripoli square where regime loyalists had congregated for months.

NATO's Debacle in Libya

After three and a half months of bombing and arms supply to various rebel factions, NATO's (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) failure in its efforts to promote ‘regime change’ in Libya is now glaring. Obviously NATO's commanders are still hoping that a lucky bomb may kill Gaddafi, but to date the staying power has been with the Libyan leader, whereas it is the relevant NATO powers who are fighting among themselves.

Oil Companies Prepare for a Post-Gaddafi Libya

The Washington Post last week noted that representatives of ConocoPhillips and other American oil companies recently met with a delegation from the so-called Transitional National Council based in “rebel”-held Benghazi. The executives reportedly received assurances that all the contracts they negotiated with the Libyan government would be honoured

NATO Extends Libya War Another 90 Days

These pretexts for NATO’s war have been utterly discredited. The US, Britain, and France have spearheaded the drive for regime change in Libya in order to reassert their regional geo-strategic interests following the uprisings in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt and to install a regime more compliant with the demands of the transnational oil companies

Noth Sudan Govt Deploys Troops to Borders With Libya

Last week, a Libyan rebel commander claimed that their fighters fought with Darfuri Freedom fighters 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of the southeast oasis of Kufra.He said they also found documents indicating the fighters were from Darfur JEM.

Whose Dictator Is Gaddafi?

AFRICANGLOBE - To put the West’s case bluntly and simply, it has apparently intervened in Libya to ‘protect the people’ from the ‘dictator’ Gaddafi. This begs the question: whose dictator is Gaddafi?
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