AU refrains from recognising Libya's NTC

Al Jazeera English

by Al Jazeera English

The African Union has refused to explicitly recognise Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), in a setback for Libyan rebels who have already been recognised as the legitimate government by more than 40 countries.

Instead, the AU on Friday called for an inclusive transitional government in the North African state that would also involve officials from Muammar Gaddafi's side.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Addis Ababa.