As the push to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi has stalled, journalists have increasingly borne the brunt of the frustrations of Libya’s rebels. Although the foreign press was eagerly welcomed just months ago, reporters in rebel-controlled areas have recently been harassed and intimidated.
“I have to close my restaurant when it gets dark,” complains Ahmad al-Dursi, 43, the owner of a small hamburger joint in Benghazi, the capital of what is called Free Libya.
Evolution skeptics like to trot out the argument that if Darwin had been right, scientists would have discovered transitional fossils by now creatures with a mix of features from earlier and later species.
Madagascar is an island nation in limbo.
Madagascar is an island nation in limbo. A 2009 coup, in which the opposition leader toppled the country’s President with army backing, has created a stalemate with no single party able to form a transitional government
Five people were detained off Somalia’s coast Wednesday after pirates mistook a French ship involved in an anti-piracy operation for a commercial vessel, the French Defense Ministry said.
Chaos and death on the streets of Mogadishu: unfortunately, it’s nothing new in the Somali capital.
A radical Islamist leader in Somalia said Sunday that a suicide attack that killed 21 African Union peacekeepers was the right thing to do. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys said Thursday’s attack was meant to defend Islam
A brazen, daylight suicide bombing on the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in Somalia’s capital has killed at least 21 people, mostly peacekeepers, the mission said Friday. Suicide bombers, disguised in two U.N.-marked vehicles, Thursday rammed through the security gate of the mission’s headquarters, which is attached to Mogadishu’s airport
Somalia’s hard-line Islamic group Al-Shabab seized control of Jowhar, the president’s hometown, after a battle with pro-government forces Sunday. Jowhar is a major town 55 miles (88 kilometers) southeast of Mogadishu, the capital. “All businesses are closed and residents are already fleeing while Al-Shabab are roaming the streets,” a local journalist said.