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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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    Vol 54 No 11 |
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Déby’s enemies crowd in

That February with the help of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Libya’s Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi he defeated the rebellion led by Mahamat Nouri and Timan Erdimi...


Impunity in Freetown

He then fought with Mujahideen against the Russian army in Afghanistan before ending up back in Libya as a military trainer and bodyguard for the late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi in Benghazi...


Not so open for business

One brake on progress or at least confidence is the plan to audit some 10 000 contracts signed under the late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi...


Democratic hustle

Planned increases in government spending on infrastructure and services will remain mired in an overloaded decision-making process which has atrophied to the point of incapacity thanks to decades of Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi’s patronage imperatives and his micro-management of contract awards...


Intervention for the non-interventionists

The stalemate over UN involvement in Syria is due in part to China's acceptance of a United States-backed UN Security Council resolution that provided cover for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to intervene and support the rebels who overthrew Libya's Moammar el Gaddafi in 2011...


China cool on intervention

Opposed to international intervention in Syria and highly critical of the Franco-British military support for the Libyan rebels who toppled Moammar el Gadaffi Beijing is struggling to respond to the Mali crisis in a way that reflects its distrust of an expeditionary Western foreign policy but without alienating the African goodwill it has worked so hard to build up...


John Kerry

He advocated a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace during the 2011 popular uprising against Moammar el Gadaffi and called on the State Department to end its support for Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak...


Unity under strain

One reason why the regional partisans of Cyrenaica (in Arabic Barqa) are getting stronger is that there has been no economic development or investment in the two years since the region freed itself from Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi’s rule...


Rail to the chief

He says African leaders should focus on problems such as Western powers’ encroachment on African space as in the toppling of Libyan leader Moammar el Gadaffi and the French-backed military intervention in Côte d’Ivoire after President Laurent Gbagbo refused to leave power...


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