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Counting the Cost
The cost of Libya's revolution
How much money has been spent on the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime?
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2011 17:25

After 42 years, Muammar Gaddafi's rule is considered all but over. But while the fighting goes on, the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) is taking its first steps to becoming a fully fledged government.

To be effective in that role it needs money and if things go well for the NTC, it may just have that, and a whole lot more.

Many people have thrown a lot of money at the uprising in Libya, but now comes the time to find yet more money to rebuild the country and its economy.

There is a lot of work to do in getting Libya back on its feet, but the Transitional Council could be in an incredibly strong position: Libya has oil, it has no debts, and it has frozen assets worth between $110bn and $150bn.

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