Muammar Gaddafi: The ‘mad dog of the Middle East’

President Ronald Reagan had labelled him the “mad dog of the Middle East” and had tried to assassinate him in 1986 by bombing his palace. … More Muammar Gaddafi: The ‘mad dog of the Middle East’

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Crackdown on protests threatens Ethiopia’s economic boom

Foreign investors, notably from China, have this year ploughed $2.5bn into an economy that has experienced double-digit annual growth over most of the past decade. But behind the façade, cracks are appearing in the model that helped Ethiopia become one of Africa’s star economic performers. The consequence for the authoritarian government, which derives much of … More Crackdown on protests threatens Ethiopia’s economic boom