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Libya: South African president Jacob Zuma in peace mission

The South African President, Jacob Zuma, has arrived in Libya for talks with Col Muammar Gaddafi to seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

A spokesman said his main objective was a ceasefire and denied he would discuss exit strategies with the Libyan leader.

But the BBC's Andrew North in Tripoli says the latest propsal from the African Union of a ceasefire has been rejected by the rebel Transitional National Council (TNC) and Nato because it did not call on Col Gaddafi to step down.

  • 30 May 2011
  • From the section Africa
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