Last updated: 3 march, 2011 - 10:52 GMT

Why has African response to the Libyan crisis been so muted?

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Colonel Ghaddafi plays a prominent role in the African Union.

Mozambique's President Armando Emilio Guebuza

Some say he bankrolls the organisation and has been known to pay the dues for many smaller, poorer countries.

As a result, African presidents have been accused of staying silent on the situation in his country.

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza (pictured) has been speaking to BBC Network Africa's Sophie Ikenye about Libya.

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