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Libya's second revolution from the East

Ahmed Zubaïr al-Senussi, who received the Sakharov Prize in 2011, was appointed chairman of Brega conference/Photo/ReutersThe unilateral proclamation of an independent Cyrenaica, where most of Libya's oil deposits lie, could set the country on the road to federalism or deeper conflict.

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Six African states among top 2011 MDGs performers

The 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report placed six African countries among the top ranking performers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:31

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Fallen Queens: Libya's "desperate housewife"

altMourning a husband and three sons, former First Lady of Libya, Safia Gaddafi has been living in exile outside the Algerian capital, since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 19:23

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Fallen Queens: Egypt's prison visitor

altThere was a time when ministers kissed her hand, because she was the First Lady of Egypt. Today, gala-dinners and international conferences are but a distant memory, as Suzanne Mubarak multiplies her visits to hospitals, prisons and courts. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 19:20

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Fallen Queens: Tunisia's femme fatale

altA little more than a year after the fall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia's Arab Spring, former First Lady, Leïla Trabelsi, is living a comfortable life in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2012 00:15

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Tweeting all over Africa

Twitter came of age in Africa in 2011, according to a study by Portland Communications and Tweetminster of geo-located tweets from the continent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:14

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