By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Libya is on the verge of economic collapse as rival factions haggle over a political settlement, the United Nations special envoy said on Thursday. Bernardino Leon, who has been trying for months to broker an agreement on a national unity government for Libya, said the United Nations was preparing a new draft of a possible political agreement which it hoped to give to the feuding parties in the first week of June.
By Julia Payne ABUJA, Nigeria - As he entered his final week in office, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan offered up a prayer for the success of Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler who takes the helm of Africa's biggest economy on Friday. Citing weeks of strike action by fuel distributors that crippled the economy, the APC accused outgoing officials of creating an "atmosphere of contrived chaos" to sully 72-year-old Buhari's moment of political triumph. Although the strike by fuel distributors, who said they were owed $1 billion by the government, ended this week, it caused massive disruption to Nigeria's 170 million people, grounding flights, forcing banks to close and cutting phone signals.