Before Libyan insurrection, 2,5 millions foreigners were working in Libya. Mid-march, 250,000 have fled the country. Several thousands of black workers are missing. Having lived several years in Africa, I remember friends showing me the picture of a brother, a cousin, a father who “left for Gaddafi’s country” to work. The last-ditch stand of African mercenaries in Benghazi, the presentation in court of coloured men suspected to be hired for war, unclaimed bodies of subsaharan in the morgue worry African workers while HCR, concerned, writes: “We hear many reports about threats and discrimination based on the colour of the skin, throughout the country.” Does a dark impetus pass through freedom’s fighters mind ?