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Libyan Human Rights Activist Brutally Murdered | Salwa Bugaighis



"Libya: General National Congress Elections - Voting Day" Photo by: United Nations Development Programme

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 18:15 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 BENGHAZI, Libya — The progress in Libya took a hit yesterday, 26 June, when Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her home. Bugaighis was a successful lawyer in Libya and she also was a prominent advocate for human rights. She was a vocal […]

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Libya Declares Gaddafi Rapes as War Crimes, Paving Way for Victim Compensation



Muammar Gaddafi, Photo Courtesy of Adam Bearne

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 00:02 a.m. DST, 25 February 2014 When discussing tools of warfare, one tends to think of guns, tanks, espionage and bombs. Unfortunately though, the damaging and lasting elements of war go far beyond this list and are seldom given the attention they deserve. For instance, rape has been utilized […]

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Ambassador Steven’s Death Provoked by Jones?



U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens Funeral, Photo by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 13:29 PM EDT, 12 September 2012 BENGHAZI, Libya – This morning the White House confirmed that the California born U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens and four consular staffers were murdered during a mob attack on the consulate following the release of a video which denigrated the Prophet Mohammed. Though […]

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Sub-Saharan Immigrants Suffer in Libya



Libyans Round Up Sub-Saharan Black Africans, Photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 21:25 PM EDT, 28 March 2012 TRIPOLI, Libya – Illegal immigration is a problem in emerging economies where many migrants seek to make the dangerous journey to Europe in hope of a better life. Libya, as a gateway to Europe, finds itself in a politically sensitive position with regard to […]

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Gaddafi’s Daughter Appeals to ICC


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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:06 PM EDT, 4 February 2012 AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Muammar Gaddafi‘s daughter, Aisha Gaddafi‘s petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of her brother was rejected on Thursday, 23 January. The son of the former President is awaiting trial in Libya on rape and murder charges. Saif al-Islam […]

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