Libya’s internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.
An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior United Nations official said.
Former President Thabo Mbeki has joined South Africans in condemning utterances made by former deputy president F.W. de Klerk when he said he did not fully agree that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has threatened to heighten what it calls “militant protests” against former president F.W De Klerk if the ANC and government continue to include him in public events.
Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals.