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Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi

Date of Birth: 7 June 1942
Place of Birth: Sirte
Died: 20 October 2011


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Everyone wants to be president

Almost immediately dozens of potential candidates lined up the most improbable of whom was among the first to declare – Seif el Islam el Gadaffi the second son of deceased dictator Moammar el Gadaffi...


Saïed channels Mussolini

Saïed's notions of a locally-focused 'elevatory democracy' – with uncomfortable echoes of Moammar Gaddafi's 'popular committees' and wartime rule by Benito Mussolini's corporatist state in Italy – are unlikely to deliver...


Doubts on elections multiply

Southern supporters of the former regime threatened to turn off the Moammar el Gadaffi era 'Great Man-Made River' water supply to Tripoli if the GNU did not release Abdullah el Senussi the former dictator's brother-in-law and intelligence chief who like Saif el Islam is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity (AC Vol 57 No 14 Gadaffi's desperate bid)...


Fortune favours new regime

Ten years from the start of the revolution that overthrew the Moammar el Gadaffi regime and six-and-a-half years after Libya split in two and civil war began a unitary transitional government is set to take charge and pave the way for elections in December (AC Vol 62 No 3 Former Ambassador Manfi to head new interim government)...


Steinmetz's empire unravels

And Alvarez & Marsal might be wary of putting their imprimatur on an arrangement brokered by two men now at the centre of major corruption scandals: the now-convicted Steinmetz and Sarkozy facing trial for alleged illegal campaign funding from Moammar el Gadaffi ahead of France's 2007 elections...


Rivals fight for control of Sirte

With battle lines now drawn up around Sirte home town of the former dictator Moammar el Gadaffi and Jufra airbase 220 kilometres further south the conflict is on the brink of becoming a regional war pitting Turkey against Egypt...


Farewell to arms

Earlier that year Zuma even sent an armed force though not SANDF to try to protect Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi shortly before he was killed in the revolt which overthrew him (AC Vol 52 No 8 Zuma to the shores of Tripoli)...


Haftar falls back

The only place remaining in LNA hands in the west was Colonel Moammar el Gaddafi's home-town of Sirte which the GNA forces failed to take after encountering strong resistance from the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group...


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