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Libya's transitional National Council (TNC) suffered a setback in its pursuit of legitimacy yesterday when the African Union (AU) refused to recognise it as being the country's legitimate government.
The TNC has been recognised by more than 40 countries, including some African states, but divisions remain within the African Union, some members of which were heavily bankrolled by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi until he was ousted by the rebels earlier this week.
The TNC has been recognised by more than 40 countries,
It's amazing how dishonest and willfully naive some people here are. A lot of those African Union countries were in debt to Gaddafi and buddy-buddy with him and many are run under authoritarian governments and dictatorships in their own right. No wonder they won't acknowledge a government that overthrew their own dictator and someone who rewarded fellow African despots handsomely.