I first went to the Western Sahara in 2008 for the Sahara International Film Festival, the only one of its kind to take place in a refugee camp. I went there knowing only a little about the situation in that region, which has been largely forgotten by most countries' agendas and ignored by the media in general.
A Libyan family has accepted a 2.2 million-pound ($3.5 million) payout to settle a case it brought against the UK government over its role in forcibly returning them to Libya in 2004, the family's law firm said Thursday.
Mali's president has named Diango Cissoko as the country's new interim prime minister, according to state media reports, hours after the abrupt resignation of the former prime minister following his arrest by soldiers.
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Nelson Mandela's current hospitalization is due to a lung infection, authorities said Tuesday. The former president gets round-the-clock care after abdominal surgery this year and an acute respiratory infection in 201.