U.N. Sahel envoy says Libya turmoil could destabilize neighbors

December 15, 2014 1:16 PM

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U.N. Sahel envoy says Libya turmoil could destabilize neighbors

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy to the Sahel region said on Monday talks to resolve a crisis in Libya had stalled and warned several countries in the region risked being destabilized unless it was resolved quickly.

Hiroute Gebre Selassie said instability in the Sahel, the arid region south of the Sahara desert, had worsened due to the fragile state of regional governments and expansion of Islamist militant groups.

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