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Why is Europe hosting African leaders to solve continental problems?

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The AU’s peace and security council needs to act more decisively to prevent Libya from becoming hub of foreign fighters.


21 Jan 2020
PREMIUM!
Why is Europe hosting African leaders to solve continental problems?

Turkmen Terzi. Picture: Supplied

The Russian and German capitals, and not the African Union or an African city, have surprisingly become ceasefire centres for the raging civil war in Libya. With African leaders and head of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat travelling to Europe to attend meetings aimed at resolving African problems, concern was raised that the continent was reverting back to colonial times. Libya’s General Haftar left for Moscow last week without signing a peace deal and Germany’s Angela Merkel hosted the Berlin Conference on Sunday to get back to a weapons embargo. Whilst major military powers support warring sides in...

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