[Jo Mokobi, Middle East and Africa Contributor]
BBC News: Despite the entrenched Libyan dictator, Col. Gaddafi’s acceptance of a peace deal brokered by the African Union which would allow him to escape a war crimes tribunal, the Libyan rebels are saying that nothing short of the total withdrawal of the Colonel (including his stepping down and facing a criminal trial) and his regime will secure any peace in Libya.
In the meantime, with weak support from the air from Nato forces, compounded by its policy of not arming the rebels, the Colonel’s forces equipped with sophisticated and up-to-date western manufactured ordinance is continuing to wreak havoc upon rebel forces in Ajdabiya.
- Col Gaddafi Accepts African Union Peace Plan (news.sky.com)
- Libya: Fierce battle for second day in Ajdabiya – BBC News (news.google.com)
- Colonel Gaddafi agrees to road map to end bloodshed in Libya, says Jacob Zuma (dailymail.co.uk)
- Libya rebels mull AU truce plan – BBC News (news.google.com)
- Libya ceasefire: Gaddafi agrees deal to end bloodshed says Jacob Zuma (dailymail.co.uk)
- African leaders heading to Libya – BBC News (news.google.com)
- African Union Arrives to Mediate as NATO Attacks Libyan Tanks (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- African mediators head for Libya rebel talks – Sydney Morning Herald (news.google.com)
- African leaders heading to Libya (bbc.co.uk)
- “African Leaders Head to Libya for Talks With the Government” and related posts (panafricannews.blogspot.com)
- Libya rebels mull AU truce plan (bbc.co.uk)