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October 2010 or when France planned to topple Gaddafi (apparently)

In 1998, François-Xavier Verschave, a French journalist, borrowed the neologism Françafrique from Felix Houphouët-Boigny, the former Ivorian president. This term, still used today, was used by Verschave to designate the official and unofficial links between France and its former African … Continue reading

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The International Community Must Decide Now

Today could prove a turning point in Libya but only if the international community shows its hand in a firm course of action. As Libyan rebels battle Gaddafi’s forces for control of the key town of Brega, around 200km south … Continue reading

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UN Security Council Imposes Gaddafi Sanctions

The usually divided UN security council has declared sanctions, including a travel and arms ban, on Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi. Gaddafi also becomes the first sitting head of state to be unanimously referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12593481

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