African leaders will meet to discuss Libya

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Posted: Apr 09, 2011 12:13 PM
African leaders will meet to discuss Libya

South Africa says its president is meeting with counterparts from across the continent on Africa's response to Libya's crisis.

A South African foreign ministry statement Friday said President Jacob Zuma would be meeting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. But Saturday, ministry spokesman Clayson Monyela said all that was certain was that Zuma was leaving Saturday for an African Union meeting on Libya.

Monyela says Africans want to meet Gadhafi and his opposition and bring them together for talks. But Monyela says no meetings have been set.

South African foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has called for a cease-fire in Libya to allow for the work of the AU committee, which comprises of South Africa, Mali, Mauritania, the Republic of Congo and Uganda.