Uganda — Word is going around that the longest serving leader from Africa,
Colonel Muammar Qaddafi of Libya, died in a gun battle today.
|Qaddafi Mosque in KampalaPhoto: Michal Vogt
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spokesman for the Libyan National Transitional Council, Abdullah Berrassali,
told reporters today that Qaddafi was killed after a gunfight between his
supporters and fighters loyal to the new government.
mood is mixed.
considered an influential leader here and made quite a number of investments
for Libya in Uganda, including the Victoria Hotel. He also owned shares in Uganda Telecom Limited, Toro
Kingdom, Tropical Bank and more.
that Qaddafi’s death might affect the financial stability of these companies as
well as the Ugandan economy as a whole. But only time will tell how Qaddafi’s death impacts Uganda’s economy.
been close to the country’s Muslim population, too, even building one of the
biggest mosques at Old Kampala. It is named for him: Qaddafi Mosque.
for the Uganda media center said it is too early to confirm whether or not the
government here will comment on Qaddafi’s demise.