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Ivory Coast‘s president, Laurent Gbagbo, has been holed up in a bunker with his family and a handful of supporters as army generals negotiated his surrender. The former history professor turned politician, who refused to accept that he had lost last year’s election, is facing an ignominious end to his 10-year rule after waging a […]

The Libyan government has rejected ceasefire conditions set out by rebel leaders. Officials say government troops will not leave Libyan cities as demanded by the opposition. The rejection came after anti-government forces said they would agree to a ceasefire if certain conditions were met. These included the withdrawal of government forces from cities in the […]

Muammar Gaddafi is warning that military action launched by the international coalition could spiral out of control. He is accusing Western powers of creating instability in Libya. In a statement, Gaddafi said that the coalition may have started something which it cannot control. He also accused coalition leaders of jeopardizing their nations’ vested interests in […]

NEW YORK – At the United Nations headquarters, signs of a brewing debate as heated as the 2003 invasion of Iraq can be found aplenty. Parallel to the growing criticisms of the Barack Obama administration’s military gambit in Libya in the US Congress, which saw the House of Representatives speaker John Boehner demand an explanation […]

Libyan government spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, has accused the West of interfering in his country’s affairs without first entering into peaceful dialogue. He made the remarks, in an interview with British broadcaster, Sky News. He said, “We are the only party in the conflict that said let’s come to the negotiation table; we are the only […]

 U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to conduct covert operations to help rebels in Libya, media reports said here on Wednesday. Obama signed the order, known as the presidential “finding”, within the last two or three weeks, reported Reuters, quoting government sources. But so far, there is […]

The military intervention by Western coalition forces in Libya will only create more uncertainties and worsen the humanitarian crisis in the country and the region. In fact, the humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated since the United States, France and Britain launched air strikes on March 19. The deepening political crisis and worsening humanitarian situation […]

Mugabe says his ZANU-PF party regards black economic empowerment as a key part of the national liberation struggle. Mugabe says ZANU-PF would nationalize firms from countries that imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe, arguing they cannot operate freely while Western powers punish his party over charges of rights abuses. These threats add to the worries of foreign […]

NATO ambassadors decided on Sunday to take over control of the military operations in Libya. The organization seems to be united again. It overcame its identity crisis in the expense of hundreds of lives of peaceful civilians in Libya. After a  hot dispute between NATO members, with Germany and Turkey not wanting the organization to carry on […]

OPEN LETTER President of the Russian Federation Medvedev DA Prime Minister of Russian Federation VV Putin from citizens of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, working and living in Libya March 24, 2011, Tripoli, Libya Dear Mr. Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, You said that citizens of the former Soviet Union were destined to become today citizens of […]

The prospect of growing Chinese economic clout is welcomed in all African countries, in contrast to other parts of the world where attitudes are either negative or divided, a poll showed on Sunday. Asked how they view the possibility of an economically far stronger China, around four in five Nigerians and Kenyans said they looked […]

The ongoing West-led “Odyssey Dawn” military operation against Libya, which was launched on March 19, apparently is adding fuel to the fire of the Libyan crisis instead of bringing the light of “dawn” to the North African country. The operation, dominated by Western powers including France, Britain, the United States and Italy, has caused huge […]

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West-led military intervention in Libya goes far beyond UN mandate and will generate more discontent and discord. The escalating West-led air strikes on Libyan government forces and their military facilities have added new uncertainties to the situation in Libya and caused widespread concern throughout the international community. Western military intervention was quick to follow the […]

A number of civilians have been reportedly wounded in the airstrikes in eastern Tripoli launched by Western warplanes on Wednesday night, Xinhua correspondents and local media said. Witnesses said a number of targets in the Tajoura area in the eastern suburb were attacked by three rounds of bombing. Huge explosions were heard near the Libyan […]

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi late Tuesday made a public appearance before a crowd of supporters at his residence compound near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, state TV showed . The compound, located in Bab Al-Aziziya, was struck by a cruise missile in Sunday night’s bombing by Western forces. The TV footage showed Gadhafi standing on […]

Half of the world’s population now lives in cities, with 3 million urban arrivals every week. In the next two decades, nearly two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities, delegates at a three-day event held in Cape Town to mark World Water Day (WWD) were told. This year, WWD is focusing on the provision of water in […]

It is all lies. The Libyan Leader Col Muammar Gaddafi did not mobilize his forces against his own people, neither did the Libyan government forces launch air strikes against the rebels in their strong hold of Benghazi, contrary to what the Western media reported. This also contradicts the motives of the military attacks on Libya […]

The U.S., UK, France, and the United Nations all lied against Libyan Leader Col Gaddafi in order to launch attacks against Libya. Russian Military says they have been monitoring the events in Libya from satellites and found that Gaddafi’s forces never fired any shots against civilians and that no destruction was caused by government forces […]

The coalition nations which hastily launched attacks on Libya are now bickering among themselves. A wave of wrangling is sweeping across the so-called major powers that pushed for the destruction of Col Gaddafi’s country. The U.S., UK, and France are strongly divided over one issue: who is to lead the command for the destitution of […]

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