Pro-GNA fighters clash with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar at the outskirts of Tripoli in May last year [File: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters]

African Union leaders are expected to renew calls for greater involvement in efforts to resolve Libya‘s long-running conflict at a summit held on Thursday in the Republic of the Congo.

The meeting in Brazzaville will be held almost two weeks after international stakeholders – including many who back opposite sides in the months-long battle over Libya’s capital, Tripoli – gathered in Berlin and agreed to push the warring sides for a permanent ceasefire and respect an existing United Nations arms embargo.

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The oil-rich North African country has been beset by war and insecurity since the 2011 overthrow and killing of longtime leader

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