Berbers Do Battle — A rebel victory in Libya’s mountainous west may solidify the alliance between Arab rebels and Berber tribes, says Graeme Smith in the Globe and Mail; Read TIME’s Ishaan Tharoor on the fighting in western Libya, here.
Tempests, Teacups — Writing in the New Yorker, Peter Hessler, a Peace Corps volunteer-turned-author, reflects on the lessons of the Mortenson Three Cups scandal; In the Guardian, Madeleine Bunting charges that the incident lays bare “the naivety of Americans concerning the world and their role in it.”
Wicked Weaponry —The use of drones in the Libyan theater is a mistake, argues David Ignatius in the Washington Post. “It brings a weapon that has become for many Muslims a symbol of the arrogance of U.S. power into a theater next door to the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, the most promising events in a generation,” he writes.
Promised Lands — Spiegel Online spends a day with Bulgarians day laborers in Germany, chronicling their lives and aspirations.
Daughters of the Revolution — The seats up for grabs in Tunisia’s election will be divided equally between men and women, reports the AFP. “It is only right in a country where men and women fought side-by-side for democracy,” said Sana Ben Assour, president of the Tunisian Association of Women Democrats.
Long Reads — In a dispatch for Guernica, Scott Johnson profiles Angola’s oil industry, showing how Chinese investment has kept the country’s conflict alive.