Tag Archives: Muammar al-Gaddafi

Eritrean Migrants Undertake Many Risks for Life in Europe

“Eritrean migrants risk detentions and beatings in Libya for a life in Europe,” by Nancy Porsia for the Guardian: The migrant had been inside the wire of the Libyan detention centre for just 10 minutes when the beatings began. Picked … Continue reading

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Libyan-Euro Dilemma: Border Control

One of the major issues confronting Italy, aside from the Euro crises, is border control and management–mainly from the North African side. Not too long ago, when Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi was still in power, Libya was rebuilding its relationship with … Continue reading

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Choucha Camp in Tunisia to Close

The Choucha Camp (sometimes spelled Shusha or Shousha) was built for Libyan refugees fleeing the Libyan civil war in 2011, which resulted in the overthrow of Muammar al-Qaddafi. Some background on this particular issue is best elucidated in an informative article entitled, … Continue reading

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Debate: Fortress Europe, Migration, and Lampedusa

Finally, France 24 has a good debate regarding Lampedusa, migration, and the European Union. Catch part 1 and part 2 here. Key topics/points discussed in the debate: Frontex, in the third quarter of 2011, reported that 38,000 migrant were detected … Continue reading

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Italy’s Disadvantage on Oil Concessions with Libya

Prior to the invasion of Libya by NATO forces, Berlusconi, the then Prime Minister of Italy held a great relationship with Libya’s late Gaddafi. Both were seen as close allies, forgetting a colonial past Libya had endured under Italy’s wrath. … Continue reading

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