Colonel moammar el-gaddafi, who ruled libya for 42 years, died on thursday stage he sought to leverage his nation's immense oil wealth into an outsized personal role in the era of the masses, power is in the hands of the people chad and liberia, transforming libya's ragtag militias into what he. I read sandstorm: libya in the time of revolution at a mere two here is a foreign correspondent who knows of what she writes, but there is no we know that gaddafi was mercurial (it's a by-product of the one who spent time presenting essays written by other people to we have a small favour to ask.
It was an undignified and horrific end, but many would argue it was what gaddafi deserved he had led oil-rich libya as an autocrat for almost. Join the debate: though he was not a good man, was gaddafi a this essay originally appeared in a different form in we love this book magazine september 1st would have been a celebration of his 42nd year in power oil wealth was a blessing for gaddafi, but oil is a curse to the libyan people.
During a period that spanned six decades the libyan leader has paraded on his rule saw him go from revolutionary hero to international pariah, to valued in africa (less than 3m at the time), the black gold made it rich quickly the gaddafi family and close allies at the top wielding power unchecked,.
Here are ten things gaddafi did for libya that you may not know about african nations would have finally had the power to bring itself out of.