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Geography in the News: Al Qaeda and Tuareg in Mali

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University In March 2012, members of Mali’s military staged a successful coup d’état in the capital, Bamako. As the situation for the ruling government disintegrated, Tuareg rebels immediately rushed to take advantage of the country’s instability and secure towns in Mali’s northern region. The Tuareg and…

Cyrenaica, Libya: Part II

Map of the Countries Bordering the Mediterranean Supplement, January 1912 A year ago, a blog titled Cyrenaica, Libya  was posted on the NGM Blog Central site. It was spurred by a number of letters received about the meaning of this geographic term and how it is portrayed on our maps. Much has happened in Libya…

Cyrenaica, Libya: Part I

    NG Maps knows that many of our readers are curious about place-names on our maps because of the number of letters we receive. But it’s during times of political upheaval that our maps are more closely scrutinized, and we brace ourselves for receiving many more letters. For example, since the start of the…

The Gaddafi I Knew

It’s strange when someone you’ve seen up close, even for just a few hours, gets killed. Even when they were terrible and had it coming. You see that grey-skinned person bleeding, sagging, disoriented, afraid in the mob, and later you see him dead and stripped. National Geographic contributor Dan Morrison recalls an encounter he had with Muammar Gaddafi.

Riding the Wave in Libya: A War Correspondent’s Experience

FOX News’ veteran reporter and war correspondent, Steve Harrigan, is currently reporting from Tripoli, Libya as the rebels gain control and Qaddafi’s regime collapses. Harrigan has endured the elements while in Libya — sleeping on the ground, facing pro-Qaddafi forces with guns, navigating the rebel crowds, getting news from locals, seeking shelter amidst the fighting — all the while reporting live on FOX News. He found a moment to answer some questions about his experience.

National Geographic Al Arabiya editor named

Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) has announced the appointment of Mohamed Al Hammadi as editor in chief of National Geographic Al Arabiya, a new monthly publication, which is set to launch October 1, 2010. The magazine will be published in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mohamed Al Hammadi A statement…

Dispatch from Libya 2: The Start of the Race

By Rebecca Byerly in Ghat, Libya On the road to the start of the race! Cold, cold, night with very little sleep. I cannot imagine that we will not sleep again until Friday or late Thursday. Now on the bus going to the start of the race. I am sitting next to Mudar and his…

Dispatch From Libya: Preparing to Run 125 Miles Through the Desert

By Rebecca Byerly in Ghat, Libya We made it to Libya. Actually got to cross into Libya in the cockpit of the plane. The people here seem so happy to see Americans. A lot of other runners were surprised we made it through customs. The camp looks over miles of sand dunes and the Akakus…

American Runners to Compete in Libya’s Sahara Desert Race

U.S. runners are competing this year for the first time in the Libyan Challenge, a grueling 125-mile ultramarathon through some of the most inaccessible parts of the Sahara Desert. “The Libyan Challenge is very pleased to host the first American team on the event,” said Laurent Locke, Libyan Challenge UK representative. “Libya is only just…