Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan: the government has demanded an explanation for what it called the “kidnapping” of Mr al-Liby, who had been indicted by a federal court in New York for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam which killed more than 200.  Photograph: Reuters

Twenty years after a botched commando raid on Mogadishu gave Washington pause for thought over policing African trouble spots, the US stepped up it(...)