Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is earning widespread condemnation for his brutal tactics against a populist uprising. As the international community wrestles with how best to show their disapproval, one suggested option is imposing sanctions – a step French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the European Union to take. But their effectiveness is hotly contested. Here’s a look at how useful sanctions have been in changing the behavior of other nations.
There are political dynamics and logic underlying the brutality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that journalists need to explain.
'It’s all been inside for 41 years,' says a local man in 'liberated' eastern Libyan city of Tobruk. 'Now it’s BOOM – like TNT!'
With more than 140 tribes and clans, Libya is considered one of the most tribal nations in the Arab world, a crucial factor in determining Muammar Qaddafi's political future.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is almost entirely isolated from the international community now, as EU leaders call for sanctions and the African Union condemns his actions.
A South Sudanese man who was sent to Cuba to receive a communist education is back in South Sudan, reaping the benefits of a booming economy.
South Sudan's charges that Khartoum is arming rebel movements to destabilize the future independent country could further strain between the historic rivals.
With international navies patrolling sea lanes and with more security guards on board, pirate attacks have decreased since the days of Captain Phillips and the Maersk Alabama. But Somali gangs aren't entirely gone, and many are still waiting for a new opportunity. How much do you know about the history of robbery at sea?