In quest of an african diplomacy

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Laloupo Francis

by Francis Laloupo

2015-11-26
 

In Éclipse sur l’Afrique. Fallait-il tuer Kadhafi?•1 published in 2014, the Gabonese diplomat Jean Ping, former Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), sets out his view of the war in Libya in 2011, which led to the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi and his subsequent death. A real indictment of “the marginalisation of Africa by the Western powers”, this book is also a desperate admission of the AU’s powerlessness on the international stage. According to the man who, for four years, led the continent’s highest political institution, the intervention of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Libya, based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, deliberately disregarded the “AU plan” which advocated at  the time “a peaceful resolution to the crisis”.

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