Maybe, but the Tuaregs have longed for independence for decades, and Mali's security has been declining for years.
Six months since the Libyan civil war ended in Muammar Qaddadi's death, a new report from Amnesty International says hundreds of militias remain active in the country, extorting money and killing their enemies.
The London School of Economics agrees to act on a report critical of its ties with Saif al-Islam, Muammar Qaddafi's son, who gave the school £1.5 million upon getting his PhD.
Libya named a new cabinet yesterday designed to win broad support and quiet tribal and regional rivalries. But it may not address issues raised by senior Libyan leader Mahmoud Jibril in a recent interview.
Many of the fighters that pushed Muammar Qaddafi from power have refused to stand down. Now, some of Libya militias are allegedly stealing and targeting Qaddafi supporters for revenge.
Some see the end of the NATO operation in Libya as a moment for Europe to step up with more robust support of the alliance. The US remains skeptical.
The hefty victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia's election kicks off a year of constitution writing. Urgently needed now is a bill of rights to guarantee freedom for all, regardless of creed or politics.
Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the last of deceased Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's sons still at large, has reportedly asked to be transported to the International Criminal Court.
Libya's transitional forces say they have entered Bani Walid and contained pro-Qaddafi fighters in Sirte. Meanwhile, concerns are emerging about a possible insurgency fueled by Qaddafi loyalists.
A Sirte victory would end the protracted battle for Qaddafi's hometown and allow a new government to be established. Delay could increase the likelihood of rifts in Libya's future leadership.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined hands with Libya's new leaders at Friday prayers today and promised to help their revolution succeed.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British premier David Cameron secured crucial NATO backing of the rebels. Now they want to help the new Libya become a model for other Arab nations.
The ability of transitional leaders to rein in the scores of militias that helped oust Muammar Qaddafi will signal how capable they are of governing the new Libya.
An Amnesty International report released today said Libyan rebels 'committed abuses' amounting to 'war crimes,' raising fresh concerns about post-conflict justice in Libya.
NTC chairman Mahmoud Jalil called on Libya's rebels to overcome the friction, tribalism, and political squabbling that has marred rebel leadership at a critical time of transition.
Teachers at Nemuthajia Elementary School in Benghazi, Libya, will return Sept. 17 for the first day of classes in a new Libya. It will be the first time in 42 years they can teach the truth, they say.
One NATO leaflet directed at non-Libyan Qaddafi fighters warned in Arabic: 'You have been involved in violent acts against innocent Libyan civilians.... Leave this country now.'