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The Arab Spring in North Africa at One-and-a-Half

ROAD TRIP IMPRESSIONS Summer 2012 * The ‘Sultanistic” authoritarian regimes and tyrants have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya but the euphoria and revolutionary enthusiasm generated in the first few months are now almost obsolete. The political and security scene in the three countries is still in flux, often chaotic and more confusing than ever. […]

Libya’s Post-Revolution Press Boom

Despite scant funding and a lack of publishing expertise in the country,  media outlets in Libya  witness an unprecedented boom sparked by the  revolution. Before the revolution, the press was tightly controlled. In its 2010 press freedom index, Reporters Without Borders put Libya at 160th position out of 178 states. The media landscape, which has long […]

Libya declares liberty with Gaddafi dead & Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ [al wasiyyah]

[Gaddafi’s Death Certificate, issued in Misurata] ‘Sic transit gloria mundi’ BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers declared the country freed from Muammar Gaddafi’s 42 years of one-man rule, saying the “Pharaoh of the times” was in history’s garbage bin and a future of democracy and reconciliation beckoned… [Graphic!] Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ Three […]

“… To the shores of Tripoli”

America’s Military Connection to Libya and Tripoli’s Link to the US Marines’ Hymn Two Hundred years ago the newly independent U.S.A. won a military victory in Libya that inspired the famous words from Francis Scott Key: THE MARINES’ HYMN From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country’s battles In […]

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for arrest of Muammar Gaddafi

INTERPOL media release INTERPOL issues Red Notice for arrest of Muammar Gaddafi at request of International Criminal Court 9 September 2011 Issuance is first step to INTERPOL formally recognizing Transitional National Council as leading Libya LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued Red Notices for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and former director […]

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