The Libya Post published another in its Top Tips series just before the fall of Tripoli: Buy a sheep and get ready for a big BBQ Be sure to stock up on balloons, flares, plastic plates, spoons, knives and forks Be ready to hand in your weapons Be ready to forgive the remaining rats once … More 10 Top Tips for Libyans at the Fall of Tripoli
The newly arrived American journalist had a perfectly reasonable question: How could the rebels have let Gaddafi’s family escape to Algeria? Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani, spokesman for the opposition forces in Benghazi, gave him a withering look. “You might want to have a look at a map and then think about that question,” he said. … More Libya: This Isn’t Over Yet
Some of it I get. Algeria is one of the few regional neighbours who hasn’t recognised Libya’s nascent rebel government. It has clearly been hedging its bets, taking cash and keeping its lines of communications open to the Gaddafis. Maybe it’s worried about an uprising at home, and thinks backing the old regime is a … More What’s Algeria Up To?
A big victory for the human rights campaigners yesterday, as the International Criminal Court in the Hague issued arrest warrants for Colonel Gaddafi and two of his key lieutenants. “Justice must be delivered to the victims of serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law committed in Libya during and following the brutal … More ICC Arrest Warrant for Gaddafi
Left and right, capital and labour, and our relationship to both may have been the best way to understand 20th Century politics and to chart solutions to problems. But those days are gone. Thatcher and Reagan changed the political landscape to make us all capitalists. Maybe we differ on exactly the extent of the role … More Which Side Are You On?
I spent Sunday, my last day reporting from Libya (for now), chasing the front line. We drove through Ajdabiya, then Brega, then Ras Lanuf but couldn’t move fast enough to find Colonel’s Gaddafi’s retreating forces. Somewhere in front of us was the ragtag rebel army who raced through liberated town after liberated town, taking each … More The War of the Road
It’s beach towels on sunbeds at Ras Jedir, where the world’s media are waiting to see if the Tunisian border with Libya opens up in the same way that Egypt did last week. Once you have your spot, you hold on to it. Once an hour they fill up with TV reporters feeding the beast. … More The race for Tripoli