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Sheriff Bah is Newstime Africa's International Editor

Sheriff Bah

AU-EU set for military intervention in Mali

Oct 27, 2012 1

The African Union (AU) and its European counterpart, the EU, have in principle agreed on a joint-planning military intervention to oust rebels in northern Mali at a high-level meeting in Paris last week. The meeting, which was also attended by ...

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Libya after Ghadaffi – For better or for worse?

Oct 24, 2012 1

Despite western euphoria that greeted the NATO-led UN mandate of the “Responsibility to protect” (R2P) as “mission accomplished” following the death of Moamar Ghaddafi a year ago, Libya is still at war with itself (characterized by continued loss of life ...

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Libya – The legacy of Muammar Ghadafi

Apr 16, 2012 1

States whose legitimacy is based on the charisma of an individual’, they say, ‘are bound to disintegrate when they go’. And so it is with Libya where the legacy of 42 years of one-man rule deprived the nation of viable ...

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Libya – Reversing the gains of a nation

Oct 29, 2011 2

The demise of Libya’s Moamar Qathafi who was summarily executed by Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) rebel fighters after being wounded in a NATO air strike on his convoy just outside his hometown of Sirte may have indeed marked the ...

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Switzerland deports African asylum seekers to Italy

Oct 3, 2011 1

Switzerland has become the second country after France to send hundreds of African asylum seekers back to Italy across their common border, citing legal convention. According to the Dublin II Agreement of which both nations (and most Schengen member states) are ...

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The Libya uprising – Why pay such a high price?

Sep 4, 2011 0

That Libyans who have lived under the 41-year autocratic rule of Colonel Muamar Qathafi have for some time now wanted to see him go, and its acknowledged even by members of the Colonel’s inner circle. But as to that particular ...

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Surviving the mediterranean: Myth or reality

Aug 6, 2011 0

‘Never say never’, they say. But after I had narrowly survived the Sahara crossing in November, 2004, I vowed never to risk my life again on such a perilous journey. Little did I know that seven years later, I would ...

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