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  • Black Africans Targeted by Libyan Rebels
    April 6, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Aired on Sept 8, 2011 — Deutsche Welle’s World in Progress

     

    Over 1,600 migrants have been evacuated out of Tripoli over the past two weeks but hundreds are still waiting to leave. Among them, scores of Africans from sub-Saharan countries. Human rights organizations have expressed concern for African migrants and black Libyans after witnessing random arrests and abuse in the capital.

     

  • More People in Tripoli’s Streets Despite Skirmishes
    April 6, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Two-Way aired on Aug 24, 2011 — PRI’s The World

     

    Explosions, gunshots and rocket fire continued in Tripoli today, as opposition forces continued to clash with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in some neighborhoods. Smoke rose from Gaddafi’s compound, which was stormed by the opposition yesterday. Meanwhile, residents improvise checkpoints and makeshift clinics throughout the capital.

     

  • The Battle for Libya’s Capital
    April 6, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Two-Way aired on Aug 22, 2011 — PRI’s The World

     

    The 42-year regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears to be on the verge of collapse. Rebels have entered Tripoli yesterday. Their commanders claim they have taken control of about 80 percent of the capital.

     

  • The Zero Hour: Rebels Push to Tripoli
    April 6, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Two-Way aired on Aug 21, 2011 — CBC’s The World this Weekend

     

    The rebels entered Tripoli today.  They launched the offensive this morning from Zawiya, a strategic town on its western outskirts.

     

     

  • Families Flock Back to Rebel Held Zintan
    April 5, 2012 by marine_olivesi in PRI’s The World

    Aired on July 14, 2011 — PRI’s The World

     

    One hundred miles south of Tripoli, Zintan has been ground zero for the rebellion against Moammar Gaddafi in Libya’s Western mountains. It’s the largest town under rebel control in the region. Pro-Gaddafi forces tried to crush the opposition with rockets, but rebels won several key positions in the valley a few weeks ago. Now families are starting to make their way back to Zintan.

     

    A family pulled apart between 3 countries recently reunited and swapped war stories.

     

  • In Tunisia, Refugees Seen as an Opportunity
    April 5, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Aired on June 19, 2011 — CBC’s The World this Weekend

     

    Tomorrow is world refugee day, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees wants to use the opportunity to try to clear up a misimpression.

     

    He says many people think that all refugees from the Middle East and North Africa head to Europe. Yet, a new UN report shows that developing countries host four fifth of the world refugees.

     

    Almost all who escaped the violence in Libya for instance have fled to Tunisia and Egypt. And in the Tunisian region of Tataouine, many Libyans have found a warm welcome.

     

     

  • Nalut’s Radio, From Voice of the Regime To Revolution Herald
    April 4, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Aired on June 14, 2011 — FSRN

     

    In the mountainous town of Nalut, opposition activists strive to make a change — through the airwaves.

     

  • Foreign Doctors Stay Behind to Staff Libyan Hospital
    April 4, 2012 by marine_olivesi in

    Aired on June 15, 2011– NPR’s Morning Edition

     

    In a remote area in Libya, southwest of Tripoli near the border with Tunisia, rebel forces have regained control of the Nafusa mountains after months of heavy fighting against forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Many residents of the region fled across that border during the battles, but a small group of foreign doctors and nurses stayed behind to help tend the wounded in the town of Nalut.

     

     

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