August 24, 2011
pulitzercenter:

Cool.
(Originally published before South Sudan became an independent state in July) 
futurejournalismproject:

In February, the Globe and Mail published a map to show Moammar Gadhafi’s influence in Africa.
In Mali, for example, Gadhafi’s money and diplomacy have helped resolve conflicts between rebels and the government.
And in Sudan, the 20,000 troop peacekeeping mission includes African Union troops that are heavily funded by Gadhafi’s Libya.
We modified the map for display here so click through to learn more.
H/T: Torie (The Political Notebook) via G+.

pulitzercenter:

Cool.

(Originally published before South Sudan became an independent state in July) 

futurejournalismproject:

In February, the Globe and Mail published a map to show Moammar Gadhafi’s influence in Africa.

In Mali, for example, Gadhafi’s money and diplomacy have helped resolve conflicts between rebels and the government.

And in Sudan, the 20,000 troop peacekeeping mission includes African Union troops that are heavily funded by Gadhafi’s Libya.

We modified the map for display here so click through to learn more.

H/T: Torie (The Political Notebook) via G+.

(Source: futurejournalismproject)

February 23, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

Dictator 1 meet Dictator 2.  Hosni Mubarak and Muammar alQadhafi share a giggle  at the Egyptian border town of Sidi Barrani in April 21, 1992.  Reuters file photo.  Photo CreditL REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby/Files

Wipe those smiles off your faces, fellas. The party’s over.

thepoliticalnotebook:

Dictator 1 meet Dictator 2.  Hosni Mubarak and Muammar alQadhafi share a giggle  at the Egyptian border town of Sidi Barrani in April 21, 1992.  Reuters file photo.  Photo CreditL REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby/Files

Wipe those smiles off your faces, fellas. The party’s over.

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8:10am
  
Filed under: libya egypt gadhafi gaddafi 
February 22, 2011
"All the legislative power is in the hands of the Libyan people. The Libyan people will decide"

— Pres Gaddafi (via newsflick)

(Source: newsflick)

February 22, 2011
U.N. Security Council To Meet Over Escalating Libyan Crackdown

The United Nations Security Council will meet today to discuss the escalating crackdown in Libya, where citizens protesting leader Muammar el-Qaddafi came under fire from warplanes and militia in Tripoli.

Qaddafi denied reports that he had left the country during a brief appearance on state TV last night, saying “I want to show that I’m in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement Monday calling for the end of the “unacceptable” bloodshed in the African nation. “We are working urgently with friends and partners around the world to convey this message to the Libyan government,” she said in the statement.

Read the rest at National Journal

8:31am
  
Filed under: international gadhafi gaddafi 
February 22, 2011
"You Must Show The World What Has Happened Here!"

CNN’s Ben Wedeman is the first Western journalist to enter Libya:

"Your passports please," said the young man in civilian clothing toting an AK-47 at the Libyan border. "For what?" responded our driver, Saleh, a burly, bearded man who had picked us up just moments before. "There is no government. What is the point?" He pulled away with a dismissive laugh.

On the Libyan side, there were no officials, no passport control, no customs. I’ve seen this before. In Afghanistan after the route of the Taliban, in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Government authority suddenly evaporates. It’s exhilarating on one level; its whiff of chaos disconcerting on another.

Follow Wedeman’s tweets here.

February 22, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

A child demonstrator protesting against Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in London February 20, 2011.   Photo Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

thepoliticalnotebook:

A child demonstrator protesting against Gaddafi outside the Libyan Embassy in London February 20, 2011.   Photo Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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