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Zimbabwe president slams African leaders on Libya

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean state media says President Robert Mugabe has condemned the continentwide Africa Union for recognizing Libya’s National Transitional Council at a recent summit.

Mugabe, arriving in Harare late Tuesday from the gathering of African nations in Ethiopia, said it was "unprocedural" for the grouping’s Peace and Security Commission to make the decision instead of the whole summit of leaders, state radio reported Wednesday.

He accused unnamed African countries of being "fronts" for Western powers whose "criminal" NATO bombardment of Libya helped lead to the killing of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, a former Mugabe ally.

The continental body didn’t even protest the NATO action, Mugabe said. Zimbabwe itself has not officially recognized Libya’s NTC.

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