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· March, 2011

Stories about Libya from March, 2011

11 March 2011

Libya: Sub-Saharan Africans in Serious Danger

The crisis in Libya since the uprisings against Colonel Mouammar Gaddafi has not only had dramatic consequences for Libyans, but also for Sub-Saharan African citizens residing in Libya. Thousands of...

10 March 2011

Libya: Group Occupies London Mansion Owned by Gaddafi's Son

After long-serving and corrupt rulers and their families leave office, new governments strive to regain state monies lost to dishonesty, cheating and fraud. Often to little success. But a group...

9 March 2011

The Forgotten Palestinian Refugees of Libya

More than 10 percent of Libya's inhabitants are immigrants and among them there are reportedly up to 70,000 Palestinian refugee settlers. As they flee violence in the country, the Palestinian...

Libya: Gaddafi Forces Continue to Shell Zawiya

Intense reports of tank and artillery shelling of Al Zawiya, in the north western part of Libya, are making the rounds on Twitter. Here's the latest on the battle, which...

Arab World: How Much Does Internet Access Matter?

Amidst the ongoing debate of the role of social media in revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa lies another question: To what degree does Internet access matter in...

8 March 2011

Libya: Debating the No-Fly Zone (Video)

As human rights atrocities continue across Libya, Tweeps, bloggers and netizens continue their debate on the effectiveness of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya to protect protesters, troops and civilians...

Are Sub-Saharan Mercenaries Fighting for Gaddafi?

From the very first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there has been talk of foreign mercenaries, both from Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, within long-standing leader Colonel Gaddafi's commando...

7 March 2011

Arab World: Bloggers Compete for Arabisk Competition

Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories...

Libya: The Freedom Flag Flies Over Misurata (Videos)

The Libyan cities of Bin Jawad, Ras Lanuf, Az-Zawiyah and Misurata all saw fighting on Sunday 6 March, 2011. We take a look at how regional Tweeps and video journalists...

6 March 2011

Libya: That's Not Fighting, It's Fireworks and other #DesperateGaddafiLies

Libya's dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi has long been known for eccentricities and blustering actions, odd writings and strange remarks. A new Twitter hashtag #DesperateGaddafiLiesRT collects some of these statements....

Libya: Zenga Zenga Meme Goes Viral

Gaddafi's now infamous "Zenga Zenga" speech has sparked a meme over the internet. Remixes of segments of the nationally televised address in which "The Guide" promised to "cleanse Libya inch...

Libya: Videos Expose Gaddafi's Violent Riposte

Amidst an almost complete internet and media blackout, videos still manage to come out of Libya, giving us a glimpse of what's happening on the ground. Here's a video round...

Libya: Preparing for the Fight for Sirte (Video)

Rebels are moving towards the city of Sirte, which is the only major city in the far the western side of Libya that remains in government control. However, it's the...

5 March 2011

Middle East: Revolutionary Breeze Blowing from Cairo to Benghazi

Egyptian Tarek Shalaby shares the details of the trip he organized with friends to Libya in order to show solidarity with the Libyan people, as well as deliver medical supplies...

4 March 2011

Libya: Death Toll Rises to 6,000, US Mulls Intervention

Human rights groups have put the latest death toll in the Libyan crisis to over 6000, as pro-Gaddafi forces continue to pound opposition-held cities with air strikes. Libyan bloggers and...

Libya: High Hopes for the Friday of Liberation

It's already Friday in Libya, and emotions are running high, as more protests are planned after Friday prayers in the capital Tripoli to oust dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi. Libyans are...

3 March 2011

Serbia: Reactions to Gaddafi's Interview on Pink TV

Libyan president Muammar Al Gaddafi gave an 8-minute phone interview to Serbian TV Pink on February 28, 2011, describing Libya as “an absolutely peaceful” country. Serbian reactions online and in...

What Happens Now to Zambia Telecom Owned by Libya?

Just over a year ago, the Zambian government sold the telecommunications parastatal, Zambia Telecommunication Company (Zamtel) to a Libyan LAPGreen for over US$270 million. The Zamtel deal has come back...

2 March 2011

Libya: “Breaking News: Gaddafi is Lying”

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi spoke for more than three hours on state television Wednesday March 2, 2011, denying that anti-government protesters and members of the military were mobilizing...

Tunisia: Refugee Crisis at the Libya Border

The border between Tunisia and Libya has seen a massive influx of refugees since the uprising in Libya began. The initial journey is long and tough, and for most it...

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