Gaddafi rumoured to consider exile in Burkina Faso via Niger (map)

coat of arms of Burkina Faso.
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Reuters reports that a large Libyan army convoy arrived on Monday in Agadez, Niger. The troops were until recently part of the southern Libyan military contingent. Local authorities claim that Gaddafi might be somewhere close and is also considering joining his troops in exile. He was invited by the leaders of Burkina Faso to take temporary residence in their country (see map). Burkina Faso, as many of the Sahel nations (especially Chad), are indebted to colonel Gaddafi’s interested generosity. The Libyan dictator has worked very hard over the past decades to create a unified African military and political force under Libyan command.

Gaddafi and his son Saif would join Khana and catch up with the convoy should they choose to accept Burkina Faso’s offer of exile. Burkina Faso, a former recipient of large amounts of Libyan aid, offered Gaddafi exile about two weeks ago but has also recognized the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya’s government. Reuters

Map centered on Agadez, Nigeria. Libya to North East…

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei – Professor of Communication at Purdue University – studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei’s teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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