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AFP | Herve Bar | August 9, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya — The United States has launched a diplomatic offensive against Libya among African nations as Tripoli accused NATO of a “massacre” of 85 villagers in air strikes in support of rebels.

American diplomats are visiting several African countries as part of efforts to urge leaders to press Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi to leave power immediately, officials in Washington said on Tuesday. (more…)

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AP | Abdi Guled and Katherine Houreld| August 5, 2011

 

Somali government troops opened fire Friday on hungry civilians, killing at least seven people, as both groups made a grab for food at a U.N. distribution site in the capital of this famine-stricken country, witnesses said.

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The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

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AFP | July 31, 2011

 

Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.

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VOA News | July 28, 2011

At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.

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Reuters | July 5, 2011

MOSCOW – A Russian newspaper said on Tuesday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was willing to give up power in exchange for security guarantees, citing a high-level Russian official.

The report in the respected daily Kommersant, which did not identify its source, came a day after the search for ways to end the war in Libya dominated Russia’s talks with NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen and South African President Jacob Zuma. (more…)

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New York Times | Marlise Simons | June 27, 2011

PARIS — The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, one of his sons and his intelligence chief, accusing them of crimes against humanity during the first two weeks of the uprising in Libya that led to a NATO bombing campaign.

The decision had been expected since the chief prosecutor announced in May that he was seeking judges orders for the men’s arrest. (more…)

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