libya

Horace Campbell on Mandela’s Legacy, NATO’s Failure in Libya and Obama’s Trip to Africa

Horace Campbell on Mandela’s Legacy, NATO’s Failure in Libya and Obama’s Trip to Africa.

Horace Campbell on Mandela

Four Christians Released From Libyan Prison After Arrest For Preaching Christian Gospel – Christian Blog – Christian Blog

 MENA said that the charges against the four Christians have since been dropped. Apparently, the release of the four could have something to do with the extradition of two members of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime from Egypt, this month. Gaddafi was thrown out of office as the leader of Libya in 2011. MENA also stated that another Christian imprisoned in Tripoli died last month.

via Four Christians Released From Libyan Prison After Arrest For Preaching Christian Gospel – Christian Blog – Christian Blog.

 

PressTV – Bankrupt Paris on colonial adventure across Africa: Abayomi Azikiwe

An analyst says with job minister Michel Sapin’s announcement that France is bankrupt it is plain to see why it is intervening militarily in resource-rich Mali.In the background of this international criticism is growing over human rights abuses by Malian troops – the UN has accused the country’s army of carrying out multiple summary executions. French President Francois Hollande has visited the West African country of Mali. The country is coping with a French military intervention working with the Malian army with the stated purpose to weed out terrorist cells that have taken over significant areas and have engaged in foreign hostage taking in neighboring Algeria. These terror groups are reportedly from Libya used by the French and it’s Western allies to topple the Libyan government and secure oil fields etc of that country. Observers also speculate that humanitarian reasons is not the only reason why France has intervened militarily in Mali as the country possesses energy and precious metal resources and war may help or distract from serious economic woes at home in France.

via PressTV – Bankrupt Paris on colonial adventure across Africa: Abayomi Azikiwe.

 

“Unintended Consequences of Military Intervention”: Roots of Mali, Algeria Crisis Tied to Libya War

“Unintended Consequences of Military Intervention”: Roots of Mali, Algeria Crisis Tied to Libya War.

Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In FocusIn Algeria, at least 22 foreign hostages remained unaccounted for in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. Islamist militants opposed to the French air strikes in neighboring Mali seized a gas facility near the Libyan border. It remains unclear how many people died on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed the desert gas complex to free the workers. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has acknowledged it is now directly aiding France’s military operation in Mali. We speak to Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. [includes rush transcript]

 

Rwanda revisited with Mahmood Mamdani’s When Victims Become Killers

Teaching African History or Politics this semester? Don’t forget to add “When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda” by Mahmood Mamdani to your suggested reading list.

http://voices.yahoo.com/a-review-victims-become-killers-6037256.html?cat=37