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Africa News of Monday, 3 February 2020


Libya's warring parties meet in UN-brokered talks

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Libya's warring parties are meeting at the United Nations in Geneva for a round of talks involving their military representatives.

The meeting was agreed as part of continuing dialogue to end nearly ten months of fighting around the capital Tripoli.

The UN special representative for Libya, Ghassan Salame, is joined by five security representatives each of the internationally recognised government and the renegade general Khalifa Haftar.

Late last month the UN envoy accused foreign forces of continuing to meddle in the conflict, despite promising not to at a summit in Berlin.

Talks in Moscow in mid-January ended with no agreement after Gen Haftar left without signing a ceasefire deal.