African Union to Discuss Libyan Crisis

  • Tripoli has been witnessing a proliferation of armed militias for some time, in light of the deteriorating security conditions in most areas of the capital.
  • Dennis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, extended invitations to attend a summit to discuss the situation in Libya.
  • Amr Moussa said that the Libyan crisis will be one of the topics of discussion during the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host a mini-African summit on the Libyan crisis on January 30, before the AU summit scheduled for February 9th. It comes at a time when the Libyan capital is witnessing a state of security chaos, after the expansion of the presence of militias and foreign mercenaries in its various parts that are still under the authority of the government.

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa.

Sources from inside the city talked about a state of insecurity, especially with the increasing frequency of targeting civilians, noting that the registration of dozens of kidnappings, killings, looting and identity arrests, especially for those who come from tribes supporting the national army.

In this context, security sources in Tripoli revealed that nine children were kidnapped in separate areas of the capital during the past 48 hours. Police stations in the areas of Ghout al-Sha’al, al-Sarraj, Al-Andalus neighborhood, Souk Al-Juma, and Tripoli center have confirmed the registration of 18 armed robberies.

Conditions Deteriorate

Tripoli has been witnessing a proliferation of armed militias for some time, in light of the deteriorating security conditions in most areas of the capital. This has led to the spread of chaos and criminal acts amid a complete absence of the security services.

Denis Sassou Nguesso is a Congolese politician who has been the President of the Republic of the Congo since 1997; he was previously President from 1979 to 1992.

On Thursday, it was announced that a former brigadier general in the Libyan army had been run over in a street in the Libyan capital, while the car, which had two masked people, fled. A security source confirmed in media statements that a speeding car in a street in the Al-Sarraj district of Tripoli ran over Mustafa Abdel Mawla, a former army brigadier general.

“The dead man was run over in a manner that gives indications of deliberate intent,” said Abdel Salam Al Mahdi, Tripoli security director, said. In a related context, the President of the Congo, Brazzaville, and the Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the African Union on Libya, Dennis Sassou Nguesso, extended invitations to the heads of state of the Libyan neighbors, and a number of other African countries, to attend a summit to discuss the situation in Libya prior to the African Summit scheduled for February 9.

The head of the African Union’s Panel of Wise Men, the former Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, said that the Libyan crisis will be one of the topics of discussion during the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. He added that Russia will be invited to the African Union conference for a settlement in Libya, as it is the main player in this region, as it is a permanent member of the United Nations, and plays a great role and bears responsibility. He noted that there is an intention to increase the African Union’s participation in solving the problem in Libya, and there is no reason or logic for Europe to be more involved in this crisis than African countries, because Libya is an African country.

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