The Network of… Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Known as Mad-Dog Gaddafi to some, the Libyan leader has developed a colourful network of contacts through his forty years of rule. Kipp takes a look at some of them.
March 2, 2011 5:13 by shafeer
Type in Mubarak and Gaddafi into Google Images and a series of photographs featuring the two despots holding hands, hugging beaming from ear to ear will pop up. The leaders of the two neighbouring countries have long since enjoyed a long relationship and some analysts predict they may well face a similar end. Hosni Mubarak, who is known as one of the great survivors of Egyptian politics, having escaped no less than six attempts on his life, recently stepped down from a thirty year rule amid weeks of massive protests. Assuming the role of President in 1981, Mubarak is one of Egypt’s longest-serving presidents in modern times. Born in 1928 to part-Welsh Suzanne, Mubarak has two sons Ala and Gamal.