Libya violence continues

This video from Libya says about itself:

1 March 2011

While many have hailed the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule in Libya as symptomatic of a nationalistic desire for freedom and equality, there is a dark side to this revolution.

Many African migrant workers report that they have been attacked by anti-government protesters, after having been mistaken for mercenaries hired by Gaddafi.

They say that their businesses have been attacked, and residents of Benghazi, an opposition stronghold say they are too afraid to even venture out of their houses.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Benghazi, in eastern Libya.

Rebels and their Nato allies must protect people from sub-Saharan Africa as they take over in Libya, a top UN official insisted at the weekend amid reports that gunmen are executing people with dark skin: here.

There are numerous reports from journalists in Tripoli of summary executions and torture by the NATO-backed forces that have seized power in Libya: here.

“This is a bad time to be a black man in Libya,” reports Alex Thomson in this worrying segment: here.

Italian oil giant Eni SpA signed a memorandum with Libya’s Nato-backed rebels today to restart a key pipeline that carries natural gas from the African state to Italy: here.

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility yesterday for deadly twin suicide attacks in Algeria, accusing the government there of supporting Muammar Gadaffi in neighbouring Libya: here.

A team of officials from Britain has begun work in Tripoli towards reopening the British embassy in the Libyan capital, the Foreign Office said today: here.


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