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By-lanes of Benghazi

The past year has been the most tumultuous in Benghazi history. From an obscure city on the Mediterranean it was pitchforked to the centre of world attention as the cradle of the Libyan revolution.Today as that effort comes to fruition … Continue reading

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Libya Hurra !

A moment comes,which comes but rarely in history,when we step out from the old to the new,when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation ,long suppressed,finds utterance. (Jawaharlal Nehru speaking on the eve of India’s independence on … Continue reading

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End game in Libya

The end was swift and sudden.The battle for the last town held by Gaddafi loyalists, Sirte had inexplicably dragged on for weeks.Everybody here in Benghazi, 500 kilometres away ,was puzzled by the fierce resistance being put up by a few … Continue reading

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Escape through Egypt

(Third post in my three part series on the Libyan revolution of Feb 2011) Though the situation in Benghazi was stable in the immediate aftermath of the revolution the same could not be said of the rest of Libya.We remained … Continue reading

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Game over, Gadaffi

(Second part of my three part series on the Libyan revolution of Feb 2011). The day after the revolution Benghazi was in a daze.There was no government but to the Libyans’s credit there was no anarchy.The city elders quickly got … Continue reading

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