African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July | News


The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the conflict in Libya with the aim of holding elections in October.

A statement on Tuesday said the 55-member body would like to hold “an international conference on reconciliation in Libya under the auspices of the AU and UN” during the first half of July.

The declaration also requested the AU commission, alongside the United Nations and the Libyan government, take “all the necessary measures for the organisation of presidential and legislative elections in October 2019”.

The North African country has been torn apart by power struggles and undermined by chronic insecurity since the NATO-backed ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. 

The country has at least two rival administrations. One, recognised by the…

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