African Union’s Role in Libya

April 26, 2011

African Union’s Role in Libya
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Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, discusses the organization’s role in Libya and the impact of the Arab Spring on the continent, with Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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