A Brief History of Muammar Gaddafi

From his extravagant robes, to his signature sunglasses, and his band of female bodyguards, Muammar Gaddafi was as eccentric as he was enigmatic. Embraced by South African President Nelson Mandela for his support for various black liberation movements both within and outside of Africa, but dubbed the ‘Mad Dog of the Middle East’ by American President Ronald Reagan for his defiantly anti-Western foreign policies, Gaddafi’s 42 year reign as Libya’s Leader would see him win the allegiance and adoration many African leaders while simultaneously becoming a universal figure of hate all around the Western world.