Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Exit the "King of Kings"

The self-proclaimed 'King of Kings' of Africa, Muammar al Gaddafi, in absolute power of Libya since 1969, is no more. He died in his home town of Sirte on 20 October, after trying to flee while the Libyan 'rebels' took Sirte. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear to date. The Trans National Council says Gaddafi was killed in the cross-fire between rebels and loyalists. Gaddafi's death marks the 'completion' of the Libyan revolution, which started in February this year. For Libyans, the most difficult part of the revolution now lies ahead: building up a democratic society after 42 years of dictatorship.

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