Libya Live Blog
Libya - Aug 26, 2011 - 15:59
Twenty African states have formally recognised the rebel National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate government, African Union officials said on Friday after it appeared that the 54-member bloc as a whole would not do so.
"According to the tally we've been keeping, 20 African countries have recognised the NTC as the government," an AU official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.
Nigeria and Ethiopia, where the AU is headquartered, were among several member states who had been lobbying the organisation to recognise the NTC, officials said.