Women supporters of the Libyan government in Tripoli demonstrate their committment to the defeat of the US/NATO forces now bombing the North Africa state. NATO claims it will continue the imperialist war., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Prominent Africans slam Nato's role in Libya
Prominent Africans slammed Nato's intervention in Libya on Wednesday, describing it as a war of aggression that has contravened international law.
A group of concerned Africans have written an open letter criticising military attacks on Libya and warning that Africa runs the risk of recolonisation.
They say Nato should be called before the International Criminal Court to answer for its continuous attacks on Libya.
They also accused Western powers of sidelining the African Union (AU) to effect regime change at whatever cost.
The open letter has already amassed 200 signatories, including former president Thabo Mbeki and Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi.
Prominent Africans have warned the fall of Muammar Gaddafi would not automatically bring about peace in Libya and maintain the AU’s roadmap is the only way to bring about stability in the war-torn country.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)