Africa

How I watched David Cameron lead a country into anarchy

Kim Sengupta was in Beghazi in 2011 when the rebel-held city looked on the brink of falling to Gaddafi’s forces, days before British and French planes began bombing. Now, as a scathing Commons report comes out detailing David Cameron’s lack of preparation, he charts Libya’s transition to chaos and infighting after the intervention

How Egypt's 'Generation Protest' became 'Generation Jail'

According to local media, Ziad Hassan Qenawy cried when he entered the courtroom. ‘I want to keep playing!’, he begged, as his father carried him on his shoulder to the dock. After the verdict, Qenawy told his lawyer ‘I want chocolate, and a Pepsi!’ His lawyer bought sweets for him from a nearby supermarket.