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Libya: Oil- Rich Eastern Region Wants Autonomy by panafrican(m): 4:28pm On Mar 06, 2012
Voila ! 
Good luck on the road to desintegration.

Announcement by tribal leaders and militia commanders raises fears of country's disintegration after Gaddafi's fall.
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2012 15:06
Tribal leaders and militia commanders in oil-rich eastern Libya have declared their intention to seek semi-autonomy, raising fears that the country might disintegrate following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), the interim central government based in the capital Tripoli, has repeatedly voiced its opposition to the creation of a partly autonomous eastern region, warning it could eventually lead to the break-up of the North African nation.

Thousands of representatives of major tribal leaders, militia commanders and politicians made the declaration on Tuesday in a ceremony held in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Re: Libya: Oil- Rich Eastern Region Wants Autonomy by mandngo2: 11:27pm On Mar 06, 2012
they have just declared the region autonomous from the rst of the country. this is the begining of disintegeration of libya as a nation.
They will regret killing gadaffi.

How I wish Nigeria can go same way with out fighting.

may the good lord help us.
Re: Libya: Oil- Rich Eastern Region Wants Autonomy by panafrican(m): 4:19am On Mar 08, 2012
Gun powder in the air. Abdel Jalil thinking about a military action against separatists.

Libya ready to use force against eastern separatists Published: 07 March, 2012, 19:02

Libya’s integrity will be defended by any means - even “with force” if needed - says Libyan “transitional” leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil. His statement comes a day after the eastern tribal leaders declared autonomy for the region.

Soldiers from the National Army of Cyrenaica. (Reuters / Esam Al-Fetori)

Mustafa Abdel Jalil warned people of the East that the “remnants of Gaddafi regime” have infiltrated the Cyrenaica region in order to exploit its people and resources.
“We are ready to deter them, even with force,” AFP cited Jalil as saying at a conference in Misrata broadcast by local television. “We are not prepared to divide Libya.”

Earlier Jalil stressed that “some Arab countries” are involved in this “conspiracy against Libya and Libyans,” by supporting and encouraging such a division between the East and the West to happen.

On Tuesday, the cradle of the last year’s uprising against Gaddafi, Libya’s eastern Cyrenaica region with its center in Benghazi, declared semi-autonomy from the central government in the capital Tripoli. The gathering of the major tribal leaders and militia commanders decided that the new state, also known as Barqa, with its own parliament and police force, would run its affairs independently.

While the East is seeking administrative independence, basically pushing forward the idea of federalism, the West is promoting “decentralization,” though centered in Tripoli.

According to the national charter, which was presented on Wednesday, Libya is a parliamentary democracy with a decentralized system of administration. And Mustafa Abdel Jalil is eager to defend the principles of what he calls a “constitution for Libya's future.”
Re: Libya: Oil- Rich Eastern Region Wants Autonomy by igbo2011(m): 4:31am On Mar 08, 2012
First Sudan, then Libya, then Nigeria. Divide and conquer. kick the Chinese out then more oil for the west. The recolonisation of Africa is under way.

Most people especially Africans don't even know about it.

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