venerdì 18 febbraio 2011

Unrest in Libya.

Even Libya, which for over 40 years, is governed by its leader Muammar Gaddafi, the longest-serving African dictator, must deal with the wave of protest that shook the entire area of the Middle East. Demonstrators in Libya, which has long disputed the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, have challenged the prosecution and gave rise to what activists have called the "day of rage". Opponents urged ordinary people to protest against Gaddafi to unseat emulating the popular revolts that ousted rulers in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt. Mohammed Ali Abdallah, the exiled leader of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, said that hospitals in al-Baida medical supplies are lacking, and the government has refused to provide the resources necessary to treat the growing number of protesters. In the clashes erupted in the city of Zentani, south-west of the capital, was burned several government buildings. Fathi al-Warfali, head of the Libyan Committee for Truth and Justice in exile in Switzerland, said that two people were killed last Thursday in Zentani 17 while one protester was killed in Rijban, about 120 km southwest of Tripoli. Human Rights Watch reports further that the Libyan authorities have arrested 14 activists belonging to the cultural backgrounds, who were preparing the anti-government demonstrations. In an interview with broadcaster Al Jazeera, Al-Idris Mesmari, Libyan novelist and writer, has reported that some security officials in plain clothes, have intervened to disperse demonstrators in the city of Benghazi. The intellectual, a few hours later was arrested. Libya provides about two per cent of exports of crude oil in the world. Large companies such as Shell, BP and Eni have invested billions of dollars in its oil fields they represent, to date, the largest game reserve in Africa. However, analysts believe that the most reliable Egyptian-style uprising is unlikely because the government has the ability to use oil revenues to tackle tackling the protest, and wanting to solve, most of the problems in the Libyan society. Find out more about Libya see:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/819291.stm