Gaddafi: Death of an era, dawn of an era

First accounts are almost never correct, but if the circumstances of Libyan Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi’s death prove to be as reported, they will provide yet another, final irony in a life replete with them. The man whose success relied upon a combination of great-power manipulation and the ability to sustain the fantasy that he embodied the aspirations of his people succumbed in the end to a combination of great-power military intervention and the genuine aspiration of his people for a future free of his vicious domination.

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Zimbabwe: African Union’s Decision on Libyan NTC Noble

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Un CouncilThis refusal opened floodgates of criticism from various corners of the world. Some sections accused the continental body of being out of sync with the so-called winds of democracy that are currently sweeping through the continent.Others opined that the AU’s decision was largely informed by some African leaders who, like the beleaguered Brother Leader Muammar Gaddafi, were facing similar threats of being unseated by civilian uprisings in their own backyards.

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