During the revolution the Tawarga people found themselves besieged by forces loyal to Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader who was killed in October at the height of the uprising.
Almost 9 months on and walking around Benghazi you get a real sense of what it must have been like to be a part of the revolution.
The Security Council at the United Nations has had both institutions on a sanctions list since February when the rebellion began.
Libyans returning home from diaspora face a number of challenges to rebuilding their beloved homeland, but are so far hopeful of things to come.
Although online banter between Kenyan authorities and al-Shabab fighters on Twitter has many observers laughing, it shows a new degree of sophistication from the rebel group.
Let's call it "Day One" of the Durban climate change talks. Ministers and heads of delegations are now engaged and they'll make decisions where their minions could not over the past week and a half.
Residents of Abidjan hope trial of former-president Laurent Gbagbo's at International Criminal Court will help move the country along the road to national reconciliation and end Africa's culture of impunity.
For successful polls, political actors will have to learn to respect will of the people at the ballot box, and put aside personal interests in their quest for power.
Walikale, a territory in the Congolese province of North Kivu, is considered to contain some of the biggest untapped reserves of mineral resources in world - yet many of its residents remain famished, tormented by the wealth of their surroundings.
At its best, the DR Congo town is a spectacular global village of humanitarian workers. At its worst, it is the last outpost of civilisation for opportunists seeking treasure.
The long journey from Nairobi to Goma via the Rwandan capital of Kigali to cover the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo is both arduous and adventurous.