Post-Gaddafi Libya and the African Union: Challenges and the Road to Sustainable Peace

  title={Post-Gaddafi Libya and the African Union: Challenges and the Road to Sustainable Peace},
  author={Mediel Hove},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={271 - 286}
  • M. Hove
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
The overthrow of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia and Egypt by revolutionary demonstrations during the Arab Spring in 2011 inspired Libyans to depose the Gaddafi regime. The heavy handedness of Gaddafi attracted the intervention of the West and the United States under the emblem of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The article argues that instead of effecting regime change, the demonstrations whose epicentre was Benghazi culminated in a deeply contested civil war. This was… 

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