Good Reads: Libyan rebels' push on Sirte, Nigeria's Boko Haram, Clooney's satellites(Read article summary)
Today's stories feature a look at the Libyan rebels' final push on Qaddafi's hometown, Nigeria's Boko Haram, and how George Clooney's satellite project may affect Sudan.
Front pages tend to love war zones, but good reads can also come from quieter places – air-conditioned boardrooms covered with pie-charts and figures and grainy photographs. Today, Monitor editors are highlighting examples of both.
● There are two great things about reporting on fallen regimes. One is finding souvenirs in the abandoned homes of dictators – Muammar Qaddafi’s creepy photo album dedicated to former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice comes to mind. (Eww.)
The other great thing is finding a treasure trove of official documents that tell us about the policies and mindset about a regime. The Washington Post’s Thomas Erdbrink and Joby Warrick filed a piece from Tripoli yesterday that promised an inside look into how the Qaddafi regime fretted about and dealt with Al-Qaeda-influenced Islamist terror groups on its own turf, but it didn’t actually do a lot of quoting from documents it has obtained.
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