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Ex-Libyan PM Says Gaddafi Funded Sarkozy Campaign

Muammar Gaddafi's former prime minister, in jail in neighboring Tunisia, says the ousted Libyan leader funded French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign to...

Thousands of Black Libyans Still Afraid to Return Home

Six months after an uprising brought down Muammar Gaddafi's government, thousands of displaced Black Libyans are still living in abandoned construction sites, empty student...

Libya’s Slow Disintegration Comes As No Surprise

After having initiated the uprising that eventually ousted Muammar Gaddafi last September, on March 6th, authorities in Benghazi, through their leader,Ahmed Zubair Senussi, declared...

The Black Man’s Burden

AFRICANGLOBE - So much has been said of the “white man’s burden” namely, how the collapsing American Empire and bygone British Empire have shouldered the burden of civilizing Africa and driving the global economy for centuries. The opposite is true. The fact of the matter is that not only was Western civilisation invented by Africans

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.

New Libya Off to a Shaky Start

It's been almost a year since Benghazi launched its uprising against former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi and three months since he was killed, but there is a growing sense of frustration in eastern Libya with the National Transitional Council. Two weeks ago, a group of protesters attacked the Council's Benghazi headquarters as chairman Mustafa Abdeljalil was inside, forcing him to flee through the back door.

Libyan Rebels Turn Black Cities Into Ghost Towns

AFRICANGLOBE - Omar Embarka crumbles when she sees the pictures of the Libyan city where she was born and lived until two months ago. "We will be back in Tawargha one day," the 25-year-old repeats to herself. The images say otherwise.

Heavy Clashes Outside Gaddafi Stronghold

Heavy fighting was underway Friday outside Bani Walid, a stronghold of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as forces loyal to the interim government were poised for an assault on the town if it does not surrender.

Libyan Ambassador Expelled From Zimbabwe for Switching Sides

Libya's ambassador was expelled by Zimbabwe along with his staff on Tuesday for switching allegiance to Libya's ruling interim council, according to the Foreign Minister.

Evidence Mounts of Atrocities by Libyan “Rebels”

A series of reports from journalists on the ground in Tripoli have provided evidence of mass killings by the NATO-backed forces in the Libyan civil war. Any Libyan with black skin accused of fighting for the old regime may have a poor chance of survival

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.

Gaddafi Vows 'Victory Or Death'

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed to resist the rebels with all his might until "victory or death" after rebels forced him to abandon his Tripoli stronghold

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

AU Could Have Saved Lives In Libya – Zuma

AFRICANGLOBE - Many lives could have been saved if the African Union had been allowed to carry out its initiatives on Libya, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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