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As for those groups driven solely by power and interest, confrontation may be unavoidable, as forewarned by the protest against government and GNC since January 1st, 2013. For them, no offer from the state is likely to be attractive enough to renounce to their current power.

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This memorandum outlines the African Union (AU) peace initiative for Libya during 2011, arguing that the proposal was unfairly derided and dismissed by the western powers. The African approach was based on a realistic appreciation of the perils of civil war in Libya and the shortcomings of forcible regime change. A combination of NATO [...]

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Libya’s activities created fears and increasing concerns for the Sudanese government, which, subsequently, adopted a strategic plan to deal with the threat. It tried to neutralize the impact of the Gaddafi regime on Sudanese internal affairs by trying to increase activities of the internal Libyan opposition, to make the regime of Colonel Gaddafi busy with internal troubles, until it could find a suitable opportunity to remove it. [...]

Consequently, the Government of Sudan saw the Revolution of 27 February 2011 as an opportunity to achieve its objectives in Libya, toppling Gaddafi from power and, subsequently protecting the Sudanese national security from Libya intervention.

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Today, the perception of Africa is not that good amongst Libyans. Importantly, they see Africa and Africans as burdensome and pro-Qadaffi, except for Sudan, particularly President Omar Bashir for the role that his country played in the revolution, Tunisia, which also supported the opposition, and to a lesser extent Egypt.

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In the flurry of assessments and debates about the 2011 war in Libya that overthrew the country’s longtime ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, there has been little scholarly or policy attention to Libya’s relationship with sub‐Saharan Africa during and after the conflict. Convening area experts for a combination of public and closed‐door discussions over two days, the [...]

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Libya Today

On November 30, 2012 By

Libya today is free of Qadaffi’s spell. His regime is totally overthrown and his power-base is destroyed unlike Egypt or Tunisia where the old order is still entrenched in the political and economic structure of both countries. The power-base unlike the old days in Qadaffi’s hands and now is distributed between state institutions i.e. general [...]

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