Gaddafi runs out of friends in his billion-dollar bolthole

The Times of London
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Eric Zabsonre holds the Green Book in Ouagadougou (Times photographer, Tristan McConnell)

Clutching a leather-bound edition of Colonel Gaddafi’s Green Book, Eric Zabsonré sits on a metal-framed chair.

“Gaddafi is not a dictator, he is like the father of a family; if you want something he gives it to you,” said Mr Zabsonré, the self-appointed president of Burkina Faso’s Movement for the Support of Gaddafi. “Gaddafi is Africa’s patron,” he said. “He gives from the heart and lives in the hearts of all Africans.” Continue reading Gaddafi runs out of friends in his billion-dollar bolthole