Hopes pinned on Zuma/Gaddafi talks

A meeting between South African president Jacob Zuma and Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi scheduled for tomorrow took on extra significance last week, following the Libyan government’s decision to push for a ceasefire.

28th May, 2011
Hopes pinned on Zuma/Gaddafi talks
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A meeting between South African president Jacob Zuma and Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi scheduled for tomorrow took on extra significance last week, following the Libyan government’s decision to push for a ceasefire.

Last Thursday, the beleaguered regime said, for the first time, it was prepared to speak to the rebels behind the three month old uprising that has threatened to end Gaddafi’s 43-year rule.

However, the Libyan government insisted their leader...

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