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Libya will talk with unarmed rebels, African Union observers

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Imed Lamloum, AFP, April 6, 2011

The regime of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi will talk with the country’s rebels about reforms if they lay down their arms, deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaim said.

“They (the rebels) must lay down their arms. Then they can join the political process,” Kaim said during a news conference late on Tuesday.

He said the process could be guaranteed by African Union and UN observers “who will dispel any doubts”.

An AU committee comprising the leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Congo, South Africa and Uganda would visit Libya next week to help find a solution to the Libya crisis.

A UN Human Rights Council mission will also visit Libya from April 15, said Kaim.

Kaim denied that the rebel Transitional National Council represented the Libyan people.
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04/05/2011 at 10:52 pm

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