[QODLink]
Inside Story
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.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.