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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -From the History Archive

A poster from the Fascist era advertising the Tripoli Grand Prix in Italian Libya on   March 7, 1933 -Year eleven of the Fascist dictatorship.  Cost of a ticket?   Lira 12 Muammar Gaddafi  is dead since 2011 and Libya … Continue reading

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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -The Long Embrace

Turkish police carry the body of a dead Syrian child washed up on a tourist beach Well, Moammar Khadafi is dead and Libya has been in chaos ever since. Oil companies were licking their chops in anticipation eager to get … Continue reading

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Diaspora

by toritto The Cathedral Snack Bar – Asmara, Eritrea Bougainvillea Passegiatta Old men doffing borsalinos wearing double breasted suits. Topolinos in the street run as if on memory pretty girls now walking by laughing, giving boys the eye. “Un espresso … Continue reading

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Commies Land in Africa! Oh, They’re Doctors?

While the United States and the former colonial powers in Europe move to secure their borders against Ebola, a communist brigade has landed in Sierra Leone. No, the commies didn’t send 3,000 soldiers to shoot the virus or to shoot … Continue reading

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