This weekend saw an increase in violence in Libya as protesters continue to demand the ousting of ruler Moammar Gadaffi. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Center for African Studies Director Leonardo Villalon about the destabilization of this area and how he believes it could spread across the African continent.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/VILLALON CONVO.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.