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Southern Africa’s Support for Muammar Gaddafi

By Martin W. Lewis | September 23, 2011 | 8 Comments
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In September 2011, the United National General Assembly voted to recognize the anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council as the legitimate government of Libya. As is evident in the Wikipedia map posted here, the countries voting against the resolution are concentrated in two parts of the world. One group, located in Latin America, is composed of the

Libya’s Fezzan: A Bulwark of the Gaddafi Regime

By Martin W. Lewis | March 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Compared to the Sahara, the deserts of North America hardly deserve the name. Whereas Las Vegas, the quintessential desert city in the U.S., receives about four and half inches (115 mm) of rain a year, and Death Valley, the continent’s driest spot, gets a little less than two inches (50 mm), roughly half of

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