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Ethiopia Recognizes Libyan Rebels

Libya’s ambassadors defect en masse worldwide and change the new rebel TNC flag

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Ethiopia on Wednesday recognized Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council (TNC) as the legitimate authority of the strife-torn north African country and urged the African Union to do the same.

The recent unfolding events in Libya have amply demonstrated that the National Transition Council is in the control of the greater part of Libya,” government spokesperson Dina Mufti told reporters.

Dina made the comments at a joint press briefing by Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his Nigerian counterpart Olugbenga Ashiru, whose country recognized the rebels’ authority Tuesday. Continue reading Ethiopia Recognizes Libyan Rebels