Dramatic amateur video emerged on Monday purporting to show the aftermath of a skirmish that happened late last week between troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebel forces at Misrata airport. The video accessed via Youtube is thought to have been filmed over the weekend and there is no means of independently verifying it’s date and authenticity. Fighting took place between Gadhafi loyalists and rebels at Misrata, Libya’s third largest city 125 miles (200 kilometres) east of Tripoli, on Friday, according to residents. Each side now controls part of a sprawling air base on the outskirts of the city, and neither was able to make any gains in the latest sporadic fighting, they said. The footage shows buildings damaged by gunfire, while spent bullet shells and debris litter the runway. Also seen is a tank perched on top of a small airplane, used for training purposes. On Monday, clashes continued in Misrata.
India’s finance minister is expected to address rising anger over food supplies in the country’s latest budget. While millions go hungry, some food supplies have been rotting in warehouses. This situation had led to protests and investigations, but the solutions have been few.
Egypt eagerly wants to regain its position as a major tourist destination. The sector has been crippled by the violence that led to the 18 day revolution toppling the Mubarak regime. Tourism accounts for 11 per cent of Egypt’s struggling economy and one in eight jobs depend on it. But as Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Luxor, there are no signs yet of tourists returning.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and his regime. The Council agreed to freeze his assets, ban travel, and refer Libya to a war crimes tribunal to investigate crimes against humanity.
Jimmy Manyi, the then Director General of Labour, appeared on Robinson Regstreeks on KykNET on 9 March 2010. Manyi raises his views on coloured South Africans in the Western Cape.
It has been more than a month since Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s president, was forced to leave office, but many Tunisians say they are yet to see the benefits of their revolution. Many citizens, particularly in smaller towns, say they feel disconnected from Tunis, and that the root causes of the uprising – spiralling unemployment and widespread poverty – remain unaddressed.