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Ivory Coast Fighters Lay Siege To Main City | NPR

Fighters pushing to install Ivory Coast’s democratically elected president began a siege of a main city Thursday as the country’s top military commander apparently abandoned his post. The apparent defection of Gen. Philippe Mangou represents another serious blow to embattled former leader Laurent Gbagbo, who has clung to power since losing November’s presidential elections to Alassane Ouattara. Read more here: ...

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Noam Chomsky: On Libya and the Unfolding Crises | ZNet Article

Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert begin by asking Noam Chomsky: What are U.S. motives in international relations most broadly? That is, what are the over arching motives and themes one can pretty much always find informing U.S. policy choices, no matter where in the world we are discussing? What are the somewhat more specific but still over arching motives and ...

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Barack Obama’s Libya Speech and the Tasks of Anti-Imperialists by Gilbert Achcar | ZNet Article

The speech delivered by Barack Obama on March 28 sheds interesting light on both the ongoing Western intervention in Libya and the debate that has been unfolding in the antiwar movement about it. What follows is a dissection of key sections of the speech — leaving aside the usual grandiloquent and empty rhetoric of the “manifest destiny” type — with ...

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Other Nations Should Take Lead On Libya | The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. should avoid developing a closer relationship with Libyan opposition forces, defense leaders said Thursday, telling an often hostile Congress that foreign nations must now take over airstrike responsibilities and any effort to train and equip the rebels. Read more here: Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Other Nations Should Take Lead On Libya.

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Pope sends Cardinal Peter Turkson to Ivory Coast | GhanaWeb

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has taken an initiative to broker peace in Ivory Coast by sending top Ghanaian Catholic Church clergyman, Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson to that country. The Pope told the Associated Press that he was sending the Cardinal to Ivory Coast, “to show my solidarity and that of the universal church to the victims ...

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Post-revolution Tunisia is on right path | AlertNet

Tunisia must not stray from the “righteous path” and could show the way for other Arab countries inspired by its popular revolt that ended a long autocratic rule, Prime Minister Beji Caid Sebsi said on Wednesday. Tunisians are particularly proud that their “Jasmine Revolution”, as the revolt has been called, inspired similar uprisings in Egypt and other Arab countries. Read ...

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UN: Gbagbo forces behind Abidjan ‘atrocity’ | Al Jazeera English

The UN peacekeeping mission in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has released a statement saying forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, the country’s incumbent leader, opened fire on civilians in Abidjan on Monday, killing about a dozen people. The organisation said that in another incident, a group of pro-Gbagbo youths put a tyre around a young man and burnt him alive in the ...

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SOMALIA: Drought-displaced ‘in tens of thousands’ | IRIN Africa

With drought spreading to almost all regions of Somalia, officials and aid workers have expressed concern for those affected, saying drought was now a major cause of displacement. “Drought, not insecurity, is now the main reason for new displacement in Somalia,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA Somalia) said in a March update. “More than 52,000 ...

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