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Zimbabwe: African Union's Decision on Libyan NTC Noble
All Africa ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | The Herald

Posted on 09/12/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

At the end, I felt that the gist of the AU pronouncement had clearly evaded the comprehension of many. For a start, the continental body announced that it will not recognise the NTC because Article 30 of its Constitutive Act clearly stipulates that the body will not recognise governments that come into power through unconstitutional means.

It is apparent that the AU, guided by this legislature, was obliged to reject any association with the Libyan rebels. Simple logic informs us that the NTC is not a constitutional entity as it came into being after usurping power through unconstitutional military means.

The continental body was therefore simply subjecting itself to the dictates of the rule of law. This is the same rule of law that most of its members are arbitrarily accused of lacking. It is therefore ironic that Africans are now being ostracised for piously preserving the sanctity of this overly quoted democratic principle.

Antithetically, the same countries who claim to be paragons of democracy are feverishly at the forefront of pestering our countries into undermining the rule of law through the recognition of the illegitimate council of clueless rebels in Libya.

Instead of applauding Africa for upholding this hallmark of democracy, western countries, through their equally imperial media outlets, are trying to blackmail the continent into blindly rubberstamping its ill-advised military escapade in Libya.

It should be put to record that this was not the first time that the AU has refused to recognise governments that had come to power through unconstitutional means. In its short history the continent has witnessed numerous coups and civilian uprisings.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; africanunion; libya; zimbabwe

1 posted on 09/12/2011 4:00:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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“The Herald” is published by the Mugabe regime.


2 posted on 09/12/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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