Gaddafi family back in Libyan politics - reports

2014-10-22 12:38
Former Libyan leader – now late – Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP)

Former Libyan leader – now late – Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP)

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Cape Town – A member of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi’s family has reportedly emerged to take part in restoring stability in the country.

According to The Africa Report, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin and former aide of Gaddafi was set to participate in proposed talks between Libya’s warring parties.

Gaddaf is highly connected among Arab and African governments and he also has links with some European countries, the report said.

The Gaddafi family has kept a low profile since the 2011 uprising in which the leader was killed, ending 42 years of one-man rule.

Rival armed groups have since battled for power, pushing the internationally-recognised government from the capital and raising fears of a full-scale civil war.

"I welcome the idea of having talks under the sponsorship of the United Nations outside Libya," Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, Gaddafi's cousin, told Reuters in Cairo where he lives in exile, according to an SABC report.

No date or details have yet been given for the talks which would be a further step on from a UN-sposored dialogue between Libya's parliament and lawmakers that oppose its legitimacy.

Read more on:    muammar gaddafi  |  libya  |  north africa

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