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Behind the uprising: Oil wealth, widespread poverty

With its small population and the most oil reserves in Africa, Libya's per capita gross domestic product is much higher than that of its neighbors. However, many Libyans complain that corruption and waste in the government-controlled oil sector have prevented that revenue from reaching the people.

With its small population and the most oil reserves in Africa, Libya's per capita gross domestic product is much higher than that of its neighbors.

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Rebels inching closer to Gaddafi stronghold
Article | BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Fighting between Libyan opposition groups and government paramilitary forces moved closer to the capital, Tripoli, on Thursday, as residents braced for a potential push to oust Moammar Gaddafi's regime from the city.
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Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake
Article | As he desperately tries to squash a popular rebellion, Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi is banking on the loyalty of a close circle of relatives and security officials whose personal fates depend on his survival, according to U.S. officials and analysts.

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