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Libya investment in Africa stymied

Robert Fisk's area of interest may be the Middle East, but that is no reason for dismissing Gaddafi's "obsession with central and southern Africa" (Comment, August 24). Libya's huge investment in independent African banking and telecommunications will indeed now be stymied (the Nato countries froze billions of Libyan dollars pledged to African development), but is that not something worthy of investigation, rather than dismissal? Libya's turning away from Africa should be a matter of regret in the West.

PETER McKENNA

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