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    An International Relations Expert, Dr Yao Gebeh, has blamed the African Union (AU) for failing to take pragmatic measures to salvage the current crisis in Libya describing the AU’s “once-a-while-signal” as “unfruitful”.

    In his estimation, the African Union has done very little to salvage the “pockets of rebellion” that have been witnessed in other African countries aside Libya. According to him, African leaders on the whole have failed in the cause to save the situation in Libya since they are incapable of “defining the parameters of intervention on the continent” stressing that they (African leaders) together with the (AU) have not been more forceful in ensuring that peace prevails in the country.

    “What they (AU) have done is to watch from afar and once a while send signal, that peace should prevail; but there is no peace in Libya, there has not been a sustained peace in Egypt, not to talk about the other pockets of rebellion that we have been witnessing for the past months. Basically, we have not done the right thing; we have allowed external players to completely take Africa for granted and that is not acceptable. I will wish that the AU is more forthcoming on this matter, but then we have given all the grounds to them to do what they want,” he said.

    Speaking in an interview on Xfm’s morning show, The Big Bite, he explained that the crisis in Libya will go a long way to affect Ghanaians since Libya was a constant supplier of crude oil, adding that “it will devastate the structural arrangement we have with them”.

    “We as Ghanaians, we should be worried about this development. We can do very little to help resolve the situation. We can only send messages of pleas, but any direct intervention- either supporting the rebels or Col Gadafi at this juncture is very difficult, it may not be even productive. So we are going to adopt a wait and see attitude which doesn’t normally augur well for peace and security for this continent,” Dr. Yao explained.








    Scenes in Libya
    The civil war in Libya began on 15 February 2011 and has resulted in the death of thousands of Libyan citizens. The Libyan civil war is an ongoing armed conflict in the North African state between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and his regime and those seeking to depose him. The situation began as a series of peaceful protests which were met with military force by the Gaddafi regime. The protests escalated into an uprising that spread across the country.

    There have been fierce firefights in Bab al-Aziziya, as well as in several southern and central areas of the city.

    Col Gaddafi's whereabout currently is unknown, but on Tuesday, he vowed in a speech to fight until victory or martyrdom.

    A pro-regime television channel, al-Uruba, broadcast an audio statement in which he said his decision to leave his Bab al-Aziziya compound was a "tactical" move. He urged Libyans to cleanse the streets of "traitors, infidels and rats", and said he had "been out a bit in Tripoli discreetly, without being seen".




    Source: Brown Ohenewaa Esther/Xfm 95.1/Accra/Ghana

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    Sins of our forefathers for sure. I dont know what more than AU ought to just build up its millitary capabilities. The diplomatic one has grade 45% and aide relief has 30%


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    They have failed the African continent as a whole and should be abolished. They have allowed imperialist oil peddlars to bag Lybia as their new trophy. If they had taken immediate steps to remedy the situation by drafting measures for implementation, the opportunists would not be able to intervene under the guise of maintaining the peace. Iraq>> Afghanistan>>Lybia>>>> Ghana may be next. Remember we have oil now!

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