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Coups, Terror And Bloodshed: The Bitter Fruit Of NATO’s Libya War

AFRICANGLOBE - Iraq may have been a blood-drenched disaster and Afghanistan a grinding military and political failure. But Libya was supposed to have been different. Nato's war to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 was hailed as the liberal intervention that worked.

Lawless Libya, The NATO Debacle, And The Benghazi Probe

AFRICANGLOBE - Over the weekend fighting escalated in Libya and the U.S. military has planes on standby for the possible evacuation of American personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya—probably, amid fears of a repeat of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack at the embassy in Benghazi. Isn’t the current chaos, in Libya, a clear indication Libya is fast becoming a “failed state” of anarchy and lawlessness?

Militias Running The Show In Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - The militias that brought down the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 show no signs of weakening, and diplomats are warning that the situation in the country continues to deteriorate. Nearly three years after the revolution that ousted Gaddafi, the new Libya is still struggling to find peace and stability.

Libya’s Out-Of-Control Weapons Spread Across Africa, Fueling Conflicts

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya, where hundreds of militias hold sway and the central government is virtually powerless, is awash in millions of weapons with no control over their trafficking. The arms free-for-all fuels not only Libya's instability but also stokes conflicts around the region as guns are smuggled through the country's wide-open borders to militants fighting in insurgencies and wars stretching from Syria to West Africa.

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.

Hundreds of Migrants Arrivae in Italy From Libya And Tunisia

Almost 2,000 people arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend from Libya and Tunisia.