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African leaders condemn Libya airstrikes

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The leaders of several African countries, including Uganda, South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, as well as the African Union, have condemned the air strikes on Libya.

BBC, March 22, 2011

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has written a lengthy newspaper article accusing the West of double standards.

He was one of five African leaders tasked with finding a solution to the crisis, whose mission to Tripoli was called off when the air strikes began.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma was also on the African Union panel.

Although South Africa voted in favour of UN resolution 1973, which authorised military action to protect civilians, Mr Zuma has also criticised the air strikes, suggesting they were part of a “regime-change doctrine”.
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03/22/2011 at 12:33 pm