Nostalgia for Gaddafi reflects a depressing understanding of African politics which rules that a fair dictator is better than a chaotic political void.
Also: After paying $700m for the last 10 years, in installments, the Swiss government will return the final $320m a former dictator stashed there.
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The death toll on the Mediterranean in the last few weeks has been the equivalent to
Described by the literary press as the “Italian Joseph Conrad” and “a 20th century Balzac”, Alessandro
Living in Rio de Janeiro now, and witnessing the pacification of the favelas by Brazilian federal
The Sahara is changing fast. Still a beautiful desert but not just that. Most populated cities
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The British media has, in the last few weeks, been working through allegations that the nation’s
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“A terrible failure,” is what Danie Odendaal calls Gaddafi’s thwarted escape attempt from his last stronghold,
Every major Western government now makes up histories of long-held opposition to Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship. Then
Today I started thinking of all the odd bits I have read or heard about Gaddafi.
Vijay Prashad: As the euphoria dies down, it might be important to recall that we are
Perry Anderson in The New Left Review: The odious cast of the regimes in place [in
One of Gaddafi’s ‘voluptuous Ukranian nurses’ finally speaks. She has some things to say on his
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