Britain and France jostle to 'rebuild' Libya's oilfields

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Hoping to reap rewards, Britain and France are engaged in a race to ‘rebuild' Libya and get oil, lifeblood of the shattered economy, flowing again.

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Both David Cameron and President Sarkozy are anxious to reap the rewards for the Nato air offensive by ensuring that British or French companies are in the vanguard of the international effort to help the new regime restore law and order and rebuild the economy.