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Libya, two years after the fall of Gaddafi: What lessons for Africa?
Date: 20 November 2013
Time: 10h30 - 12h00
Venue: Conference Room, ISS Pretoria

The demise of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011 after a UN-sanctioned NATO-led military intervention constituted the lowest point in the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the UN Security Council (UNSC). Launched under the background of the Responsibility to Protect, the intervention faced staunch opposition from the AU Commission, despite the approval by African UNSC members of the UN Resolution allowing for the no-fly zone over Libya. Today, Libya has hardly recovered a semblance of stability and is ruled by a multitude of militias and armed non-state groups. Moreover, the NATO intervention has shaken up the fragile security landscape of the Sahel-Sahara region.

This seminar will consider the lessons that can be learned from this intervention and its consequences from an African perspective. The latest book by the speaker, Life and Death of Muammar Al-Qadhafi: what lessons for Africa? Yaoundé, Cameroun: Éditions Afric'Eveil 2013, will be launched at the seminar. (The book will be made available for interested parties.)

Speaker: Prof Jean-Emmanuel Pondi, Institute for International Relations, Cameroon

Chair: Dr Paul-Simon Handy, Head, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, ISS Pretoria

The ISS is grateful for the support of the following core partners: the governments of Norway, Sweden, Australia and Denmark.
Conference Room
ISS Pretoria
Marinkie Maluleke
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Dr Paul-Simon Handy
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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