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SA cool on Libya asset deal

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The United States wants to release $1.5bn worth of Libyan assets to the rebel leadership for humanitarian aid, but South Africa is blocking approval in the UN because the African Union has not yet recognised them as Libya's legitimate authority.

The BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus reviews the "fair degree of internal politics" going on in Africa.

And BBC correspondent Paul Wood describes the "very stubborn enemy" of Colonel Gaddafi's troops.


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