Thursday, August 25, 2011

Prominent Africans Condemn NATO's War Against Libya

Prominent Africans slam Nato's role in Libya

Tara Meaney

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)

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