Africa

Libya congress approves new government amid protests

Libya congress approves new government amid protests

 

Reuters, 31 October 2012

(Reuters) - Libya's national assembly approved new Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's proposed government on Wednesday after rejecting his predecessor's line-up, but members still queried the suitability of several nominations.

Libya assembly to meet after protests force adjournment

Libya assembly to meet after protests force adjournment

 

BBC News, 31 October 2012

Libya's General National Congress is to try to convene to vote on a new cabinet, a day after it was disrupted by protests.

U.S. and Algeria Discuss Ousting Mali Militants

U.S. and Algeria Discuss Ousting Mali Militants

 

The New York Times, 29 October 2012

ALGIERS — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria’s backing on Monday for an emerging international effort to push Islamic militants out of northern Mali, in a meeting here with the president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Repeating The Libya Mistake in Mali

Repeating The Libya Mistake in Mali

October 30th, 2012

 

Military intervention in foreign countries always leads to unintended consequences.

These often occur in neighbor countries of the original target. One example is the Vietnam war which lead to the destabilization of and military intervention in Laos and Cambodia.

Suicide Bomber Hits North Nigeria Catholic Church

Suicide Bomber Hits North Nigeria Catholic Church

 

ABC News, 28 October 2012

By GODWIN ATTAH and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press
KADUNA, Nigeria October 28, 2012 (AP)

A suicide bomber rammed an SUV loaded with explosives into a Catholic church holding Mass on Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least seven people and sparking reprisal violence that left another two dead outside the worship hall, witnesses said.

How Will the Muslim Brotherhood Govern Egypt? Look to Sudan.

How Will the Muslim Brotherhood Govern Egypt? Look to Sudan.

 

US News, Andrew Natsios, 27 October 2012

The Arab Spring has brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Tunisia and Egypt, and may yet in Libya and Syria. Observers have speculated on how they will govern now that they finally lead governments where the practical problems of managing public affairs will confront them.

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