AU: Libyan conflict may lead to terrorism

2011-09-15 08:55

Pretoria - Terrorism and the proliferation of weapons arising out of the Libyan conflict are a cause for concern the African Union (AU) said on Wednesday.

It was "concerned with the possibility of the current situation undermining regional peace and security", its Ad Hoc Committee on Libya said in a communiqué issued after meeting in Pretoria.

This could be brought about through "terrorism and the proliferation of weapons", it said.

The committee did not elaborate on its concerns in the communiqué, but said it welcomed a September 05 letter sent to the AU by Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).

In it, the NTC had committed itself to "give priority to national unity and to bring together all Libyan stakeholders, without exception to rebuild the country".

The committee again urged that there be an "immediate cessation of hostilities".

South Africa and the AU have so far refused to recognise the NTC as the new legitimate authority in Tripoli, Libya.

The AU has attempted to mediate a peace deal between the NTC and the government of former Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Last week, the South African Cabinet reconfirmed the country's commitment to the AU roadmap as the best option to resolve the conflict in Libya.

Earlier this month, South Africa boycotted a Paris conference on rebuilding the war-torn country, in protest against Nato's military intervention in Libya.

  • Karoogypsy - 2011-09-15 09:06

    AU is a joke ! How can they even talk about terrorism if Africa in the whole is drenched with terrorists? Nobody listens to the AU anyway but the refuse to get the yourselves more embarrassment and shut-up! or show the world of only one instance where your opinion made an impact.....the proof is in the pudding

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  • Law01 - 2011-09-15 11:04

    Sarkozy is jewish, all part of the Zionists Plot to rule the Resources of Africa, go research how gaddafi was working towards making Africa Independent of the West, having our own Sattelite TV, own Currency independent of the USD. this was another of their RED Flag Operations. Nato is noe killing Rebels to show them who is the Real Boss now in wake up people, do not listen to the Zionist run mainstream western media!! Libya Lawyer for Human Rights

      Ryan - 2011-09-15 11:34

      are the Chinese also Jewish Zionists ??

      Anton - 2011-09-15 12:58

      Law01 Own TV sattelite TV, ( I hope not "those mainstream Western media!! , but rather the Syrian State TV) Own currency !!!; It shows how much this fruitcake lived in a fantasy world And don't forget to mention; the gaddafi family; the most corrupt political family in the world. Now, THAT'S quite an achievement!!! And Mr Human Rights Lawyer; What also just slipped your mind; All those shallow unmarked graves, where for 42 years, oponents of your hero were thrown into!!!!!!!! You just keep reading; www.gaddafiisthegreatest.lib

      slg - 2011-09-15 21:32

      Thankfully for Libyans, the days of the nutjob Gadhafi and his bloodthirsty family are gone. And you Law01, aka Datbrotherfromthestates are a dumb racist.

  • Ryan - 2011-09-15 11:24

    AU, your dusty little roadmap was useless then, and is even less relevant now. don't worry, i'm sure you will find another despot in Africa to fill the spot left by Gaddafi at your AU tea table

  • Maverick - 2011-09-15 11:29

    The AU are mostly liberation organisations themselves who terrorised, intimidated and murdered their own peolpe, as is the ANC. Libya was a terrorist state who supported terrorist organisations world wide under Gaddafi. The AU always critisize the West when their own incompetence is highlighted, but they keep on begging from the West in the same breath. when

  • Wes - 2011-09-15 11:35

    Lockerbie Scotland....idiots

  • slg - 2011-09-15 21:34

    Shame AU, a little slow are we? Jacob, you have a terrorist breathing up your continental ass, just north of the Limpopo. How about dealing with him, showing some leadership, take Africa forward, not backward or into further stagnation.

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