LIBYA: African Union refuses to recognize new Libyan government
The group's Peace and Security Council called instead for the creation of an authority before the next elections that would include all of the country's warring parties, according to Al Arabiya.
Officials called an emergency meeting of the 15-member council, which they said was split almost in half between countries that have recognized the opposition Libyan government and those that have not, including many past supporters of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
The council includes Zimbabwe, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Libya, Namibia, South Africa, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi, Chad, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali and Mauritania.
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, left, talks with Ramtane Lamamra, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, during an emergency summit of the AU Peace and Security Council in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Friday. Credit: Reuters