African Union officially recognises Libyan rebel council

By Khanyisa Tabata
20 September 2011

The African Union has officially announced its recognition of the rebel-led National Transition Council as the legitimate representatives of the people of Libya.

AU chairperson, Teodoro Mbasogo, the President of Equatorial Guinea, made the announcement in a statement on the eve of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Mbasogo says the AU stands ready to support the Libyan people as they rebuild towards an all-inclusive democratic country.


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