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Vol 46 No 5

Published 4th March 2005


Libya

Hannibal's campaign

Moammar el Gadaffi is working hard to build a new oil-friendly image. His son, named Hannibal after the North African general who so nearly conquered the Roman empire, is doing the opposite. Six months ago the police stopped him speeding the wrong way down the Champs Elysées. In early February he was summonsed to appear in court after, it is alleged, he brutally beat his 24-year-old pregnant girlfriend, trashed two separate hotel rooms and pulled a 9 mm. automatic on detectives called to the scene.

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