Libya: AU Calls for Gaddafi to Step Down

The African Union has called for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down. The leader of the AU's mediation team on Libya, Mauritania's President Abdel Aziz, said Gaddafi's departure has become necessary as "he can longer lead Libya".

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi.

  • Libya:  African Union Calls for Gaddafi to Step Down

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 9 June 2011

    The African Union (AU) has called for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down. The leader of the AU's mediation team on Libya, Mauritania's President Abdel Aziz, said Gaddafi's ... read more »

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    Institute for Security Studies, 6 June 2011

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    Human Rights Watch, 9 June 2011

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