February 4, 2013

North Africa Still Better Off Without Gaddafi

Colin Freeman, Daily Telegraph

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Make no mistake about it -- the last thing that the poverty-stricken nations of sub-Saharan Africa ever needed was a violent, oil-rich, deluded nutjob like Gaddafi interfering in their affairs. For anyone who purports to give a damn about that part of the world -- for example Tony Blair, with his Africa Progress Panel -- the lament should be not that Gaddafi didn't survive longer, but that he was ever in power at all.

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TAGGED: Algeria, Mali, North Africa, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya, Africa, Sahara


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