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    Libya

    Libya

    Three years since the revolution in Libya began – the country is going its worst period of violence since the overthrow of Gadaffi – with hundreds killed and injured in fighting between various militias in the last week. Against this backdrop a huge fire in the country’s biggest oil storage facility is now "out of control". –.  Foreign governments have withdrawn their embassies and a weak government – there is little hope for bringing the militias under control. So who are the various factions and what are they fighting for. Keelin was joined by journalist Mary Fitzgerald who’s based in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0729/633742-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-29-july-2014/?clipid=1639875
    Arab Spring

    Arab Spring

    Three years ago today, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 year old Tunisian Street vendor, set himself on fire in the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. His act of demonstration sparked the Tunisian Revolution and set in train the Arab Spring. The events that followed led to the President of Tunisia, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali leaving the country. Today, Sidi Bouzid is preparing to commemorate the third anniversary of the Uprising. But is Tunisia anywhere near where it wished to be three years ago, when all this began? Sean was joined by Irish Times foreign affairs correspondent, Mary FitzGerald.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1217/493362-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-17-december-2013/?clipid=1379359

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