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Is the African Union still backing Gaddafi?
We ask whether the AU's decision not to support the NTC reflects Gaddafi's lingering influence over the organisation.
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2011 11:16

After more than eight hours of deliberations, the African Union (AU) has decided not to throw its support behind the Libyan rebel administration. It is a decision that some see as proof of Muammar Gaddafi's lingering influence over the organisation he headed as recently as two years ago.

But just how significant is AU recognition - or the lack of it - for the National Transitional Council (NTC)? And why is the AU so reluctant to recognise the NTC? How will a post-Gaddafi Libya impact Africa?

Inside Story discusses with guests: Miguna Miguna, a former advisor to Raila Odinga, the Kenyan prime minister; David Anderson, a professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford; and Guma El Gamaty, the UK representative of the NTC.

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Al Jazeera
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