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An African perspective: "Three reasons why Gaddafi has to die"

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Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi overthrew the repressive Libyan monarchy of King Idris in 1969, nationalised the oil and banking industry and with the profits oversaw Africa’s first communication satellite in 2007, free health care and education for the Libyan people. He was working towards the unification of Africa to create a single African trading bloc and a single African currency based on gold and dinar, along with a united African military force.

In the following video, taped before Col. Gaddafi’s vile assassination, this analyst forcefully explains the threat that the Libyan leader posed to Western interests and why he had to be taken out.

Writing for The Citizen of Tanzania, author and historian Amengeo Amengeo, encapsulates the situation best: “What happens in Libya is a harbinger of what the West has in store for Africa. True independence and African unity will not be tolerated. Africa is too rich in resources that the world needs to be allowed to control its own destiny. This war is not just about Gaddafi. It is an opening salvo in a war to reclaim the continent for foreign interests, just as it was in 1896 in the Scramble for Africa.”

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