Chad's capital N'Djamena may not have the continent's most pulsating nightlife, but a few addresses, other than the bars of the city's rare and ... ritzy hotels, can help visitors discover the warmth and vitality of this all too unfamiliar city
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Search the shelves of most North African supermarkets for a bag of nappies, a roll of toilet paper or a pack of sanitary towels and you will ... see the name Lilas, the brand of Tunisia's Sociéte d'Articles Hygiéniques (SAH). Founded in 1995 by wife and husband team Jalila Mezni and Mounir el Jaiez, SAH had captured 50% of the Tunisian market for hygiene products within two years and quickly began exporting to neighbouring countries.
Speaking from the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Senegal's president Abdoulaye Wade had a message for Libya's leader: "It is in your own interest ... and the interest of all the Libyan people that you leave power in Libya and never dream of coming back to power." ?
Has the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden weakened or strengthened Islamist parties in Africa and the Middle East? Certainly in Egypt, ... Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Yemen they are on a roll this year, buoyed by the toppling of a couple of autocrats and the undermining of many more. Yet the demise of Osama bin Laden may help those Islamist parties assume a less threatening posture as they compete for power in elections.