ADDIS ABABA Oct 11 German Chancellor Angela
Merkel, on a trip to Ethiopia, said she wanted the African Union
to get involved in trying to solve the conflict in Libya.
"I am expressly in favour of the African Union bringing its
influence to bear to help solve the conflict," Merkel said in a
speech to the African Union, adding Libya had become a "sad
example" of the consequences of state structures collapsing.
She also said that African states had to increase their
efforts in fighting Islamist militants and illegal migration,
adding they needed to introduce democratic and economic reforms
to undermine terrorist activity.
She also said she would make Africa a priority for Germany's
G20 presidency next year.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Madeline Chambers;
Editing by Michael Nienaber)