Topic: Ban Ki-moon
The immediate hope is that the threat alone of international action in Libya will slow Qaddafi down – and perhaps cause some of his supporters to back the rebels instead.
03/18/2011 04:15 pm
France, which spearheaded last night's unexpectedly strong UN Security Council resolution on Libya, said today that strikes on Muammar Qaddafi's forces would commence 'soon.'
03/18/2011 10:58 am
According to rebels, Qaddafi's forces now control two of the three exits from the city leading into rebel territory from Ajdabiya and are attacking densely populated civilian areas, including a hospital.
03/16/2011 05:02 pm
The United Nations' early response to the Libya crisis shows it can be relevant, some say. Now the Security Council is poised to take up a no-fly zone.
03/15/2011 03:46 pm
Amid calls for a no-fly zone, Obama says a wide range of options are being discussed to deal with Libya. Analysts say he is in no hurry to use force, especially not unilaterally, to oust Qaddafi.
03/07/2011 06:25 pm
After another day of clashes between Qaddafi forces and antigovernment rebels, the UN called for an end to the progovernment troops’ “indiscriminate” violence.
03/07/2011 08:46 am
The UN will announce a global appeal for humanitarian aid to deal with the Libya crisis on Monday. Planeloads of supplies are on their way to the area, and the international community is coordinating an airlift of refugees.
03/04/2011 07:06 pm
Forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi have launched what seems to be a campaign to take back parts of eastern Libya after a week of focusing on keeping control of Tripoli.
03/02/2011 08:52 am
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Why Guinea (yes, Guinea!) may be the region's surprise economic success story
Just five months after a disputed election, United Nations Special Representative to West Africa Said Djinnit says that there are signals that Guinea could slide into prosperity, or something like it.
03/01/2011 01:35 pm
The capture of a Somali pirate 'mother ship' north of Madagascar, some 2,500 miles from Somalia, has highlighted this impoverished island nation's outdated piracy laws.
03/01/2011 01:06 pm