AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Gaddafi Archives at the London Photography Festival

The ‘Gaddafi Archives – Libya Before the Arab Spring’, which opened this week at the London Festival of Photography is an embarrassment of riches. This exhibition of images recovered from the remains of Gaddafi’s archives and rephotographed by a team assembled by Human Rights Watch, opened yesterday at UCL. The first three rooms document official

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Gaddafi spoof

The trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy, “The Dictator,” where he plays a thinly veiled cut-and-paste Muammar Gaddafi complete with Bollywood remix, Hamid Karzai lookalike rival, camels and 9/11 themed jokes. Tons of teenage boys will...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Gaddafi’s African Mercenaries

“A terrible failure,” is what Danie Odendaal calls Gaddafi’s thwarted escape attempt from his last stronghold, Sirte. And he probably knows. From a Libyan hospital bed, Odendaal informed South African Sunday paper Rapport he was one of...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Gaddafi is dead, V

A (very well-coached) 4 year old in France gives her opinion on the execution of Gaddafi.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Gaddafi is Dead, IV

Every major Western government now makes up histories of long-held opposition to Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship. Then there’s the truth: As The Financial Times reminded its readers in January this year (H/T: Peter Dwyer) the West’s 2003 decision...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Gaddafi is dead, III

Today I started thinking of all the odd bits I have read or heard about Gaddafi. Hopefully I’ll post more.  Like the apocryphal story of when the G.O.A.T. Muhammed Ali met the future dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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