Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Libyan Revolution

After Tunisia and Egypt, Libya, the largest producer of oil and gas in Africa, came in turn boil. On 13 February 2011, riots against the regime of Colonel Gaddafi, in power since 1969, erupted in Benghazi the second largest city. Despite the repression and bloodshed that has claimed hundreds of victims, the demonstrations quickly spread to the rest of the country.

The international community is alarmed by the violence of repression, lobbied to demand the departure of the dictator. The UN and the

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