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AU's big elections and the Arab Springers

The African Union is made up of 54 states/Photo/ReutersAs the African Union summit gets underway, the memory of former Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi looms ominously, as this will be the first meeting without the maverick leader.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 18:12

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Gaddafi and the man with the golden gun

Photo by Thaier al-Sudani/ ReutersAmong photographs of news events that are certain to remain forever in history is the iconic image of Muammar Gaddafi's ostentatious gun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 19:55

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Libyan Airlines and Afriquiyah in merger talks to fly again

The head of the airline group has evoked a “catastrophic financial situationHalted by the Libyan unrest, Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah have gradually resumed operations. But their traditional African routes may undergo revision due..

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:59

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Libya: Independence amid fear

Abdel Jalil says The head of Libya's National Transition Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil has accused the exiled family of the country's late leader, Muammar Gaddafi of wanting to destabilise the nation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 15:01

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Egypt: Women soldier on as protests continue

beaten and dragged half naked in her blue bra by soldiers, this young woman has become the face of Egypt's renewed unrest/Photo/ReutersEgypt is slowly staggering towards the first anniversary of its revolution with the emblematic Tahrir Square enveloped in teargas.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 13:19

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Piling on the pressure for Transparency in 2012

The global civil society organisation Transparency International has included bribes from one company to another in their annual Bribe Payers Index, which ranks 28 advanced countries by how well they behave abroad.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 14:06

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