Mmegi Online :: Botswana condemns Libya
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:35 pm.
Banners
Botswana condemns Libya

* Botswana summons Libyan ambassador
* Condemns use of lethal force against protesters
* Calls for restraint
By Staff Writer Wed 22 Feb 2017, 08:13 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Botswana condemns Libya








The Botswana government has condemned the use of force by Libyan Security Forces resulting in a huge death toll, as they shot protesters.

The protest, which is organised against the Gaddafi regime has been going on for days and has claimed a lot of lives. 

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said that Botswana is concerned by international media reports, which show that a disproportionate use of force is being used by security forces against unarmed and peaceful protesters, which is contrary to international norms of freedom of expression and assembly.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has today, called in the Libyan representative to protest in the strongest possible terms, against the killings and condemn these actions. The government urges the Libyan government to exercise restraint in addressing the situation," reads the statement.

The

Banners

Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that for a long time, people in some North African countries and the Middle East have suffered under autocratic regimes and their leaders.

The statement further states that it is unfortunate that the existing structures, on the continent and in the international community have been unable to bring about meaningful change towards democracy for the benefit of the affected people.

"Botswana continues to monitor the events unfolding in that part of the world and calls for restraint and a peaceful transition resulting in a democratic dispensation which is responsive to the wishes and aspirations of the people. Indeed, Botswana wishes for such democracy to take root where it remains elusive on the rest of the continent and the world at large," it reads in part.

Efforts to source comment from the Libyan ambassador drew a blank.

 

Banners
Banners
Banners


Banners
Banners
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   10.4058
1 GBP = Pula   12.9534
1 EUR = Pula   11.0132
1 YEN = Pula   0.0917
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7973
1 Pula = USD   0.0961
1 Pula = GBP   0.0772
1 Pula = EUR   0.0908
1 Pula = YEN   10.91
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2543
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    The Great Wall
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 17 Feb - Thursday 23 Feb :::
    The Great Wall
    Fifty Shades Darker
    The LEGO Batman Movie
    Rings
    Xx: Return of Xander Cage
  • Previous
    Collide
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 17 Feb - Thursday 23 Feb :::
    Collide
    The Great Wall
    The LEGO Batman Movie
    Fifty Shades Darker
  • Previous
    The Great Wall
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 17 Feb - Thursday 23 Feb :::
    The Great Wall
    Fifty Shades Darker
    The LEGO Batman Movie
    Rings
    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
    xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Selefu
Judicial Crisis
Banners
Banners