Militant Africa: How 2012 Proved to Be a Year of Rebellion

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  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia Helps Out
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Libya
  • Rebellion in Africa
  • M23 Rebels in Congo
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram
  • Sudan
  • Somalia

Libya: Groups Gone Rogue

After the NATO invasion of Libya that ousted long-time ruler Moammar Gadhafi, rebel groups, initially armed by Western nations, have been on the loose, refusing to hand over arms and submit to the interim government. These same rogue militant forces have been blamed for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. 

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