News Photo 1970-1979 of Egypt President,Gamal Abd al-Nasser and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya

Post-Imperial Leadership: Nasser’s Egypt, Gaddafi’s Libya

Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi of Libya were leaders on par with Vladimir Lenin, and kin of Kwame Nkrumah. Their leadership after decolonization and indeed in shaping the projects for independence and unity that developed in the post-imperial period offer valuable lessons for examining leadership in African political thought and practice today.