Gaddafi U.N. speech puts ordinary Africans in a bind

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Good speech–Bad speech

At a time when Africa badly needs good PR, the speech delivered by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi at the U.N General Assembly may have done more harm than good for the continent.

For one thing, Gaddafi represents not just his country Libya–he is also chairman of the African Union.

Not only was it a controversial speech, marked by outbursts of anger, his presentation spoke volumes about the influential role that Gaddafi now exerts on the nations he represents.

For many ordinary Africans that I have spoken with, the reactions remain mixed. The questions raised have many split along lines of liberation for the continent as well as questions about progress far removed and separate from African history and the realities of the 21st century.

For more on what Gadaffi said at the UN, attached is a link for you to check it out.

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