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Is al-Shabaab Responsible for the Latest Bombing in Nairobi?

Whoever the culprit, relations between the city's Kenyans and Somalians are rapidly deteriorating.
Wil Crisp
4.25.14
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Meet the Libyan Militia Detaining Migrants in a Zoo

Said Ben Suleiman's brigade—and some lions, camels, and spider monkeys—are on the frontline of Europe's immigration crisis. They run a holding cell in one of the zoo’s empty offices and make frequent raids on boatloads of migrants setting off from...
Wil Crisp
10.23.13
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Hanging Out with the Rebels Who Have Seized Control of Libya's Oil Fields

My driver was the personal chauffeur of the leader of Libya’s federalist rebels, Ibrahim al-Jathran. As a reward for his good work in the uprising against Gaddafi, Jathran was put in charge of protecting the country's oil facilities. Instead of...
Wil Crisp
10.11.13
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Vigilante Justice Is Taking Over Libya

Crowds congregated in the capital city of Tripoli, chanting and calling for the public execution of Saif Gaddafi, the former dictator's son, along with other officials from the old regime. Some called for him to be killed with no trial, while others...
Wil Crisp
9.26.13
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Libya Is Getting Better and Better for Teenage Arms Dealers

Clashes have broken out in Libya between militias as they clamor for power. A metaphor for Libya's infatuation with violence can be found in the changing of the wares for sale on Tripoli's Al Rashid Street. Innocuous fireworks have been replaced by...
Wil Crisp
8.22.13
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Back Behind Bars with Gaddafi's Would-Be Assassin

Twenty-six years ago, Azeddine Madani would have done anything to escape his cell in Tripoli's notorious Abu Salim prison, but right now he’s wrangling with armed guards in an effort to get back in. We’re here to attend a tribute to Abu Salim’s former...
Wil Crisp
3.16.13