Colloquia in Libya temptantur [Talks attempted in Libya]Quinque praesidentes civitatum Africarum iter a Mauritania Tripolim faciunt,
[Five presidents from African nations are now going to travel from Mauritania to Tripoli,]
ut bello civili finis imponatur;
[in order to bring a end to the civil war;]
Africae Australis praesidens Jacobus Zuma praeest Unionis Africae legationi,
[The president of South Africa Jacob Zuma now leads the delegation of the African Union,]
quae tam ab duce Libyco Mahumeto Gaddafi quam a rebellium Consilio Nationali petitura est ut arma sileant,
[whose aid has been requested by the Libyan leader Madmud Gaddafi as much as by the National Council of the rebel forces to facilitate an end to combat,]
auxilia sauciis et esurientibus afferantur,
[as well as bring supplies to wounded and hungry people,]
dialogus factionum oppositarum incipiat.
[and start a dialogue between the opposing factions.]
Unio Europaea arduum inceptum comprobavit.
[The European Union has been greatly assured of their participation.]
Oppositores Libyci tamen adhuc negant se arma deposituros esse,
[Nevertheless, Libyan rebels are still refusing to lay down their arms,]
dum Mahometus Gaddafi eiusque propinquos dicionem relinquant;
[unless Madmud Gaddafi withdraws from his control of the government and leaves his neighbors alone;]
quam ob rem putant plerique observatores nihil ex Unionis Africae conatis eventurum esse.
[on this account several experts think that nothing useful will come from the efforts of the African Union.]
Exercitus Libycus, quamquam damnis NATOnis aërinavibus allatis afficiatur, melius bellum gerere videtur quam oppositores.
[The Libyan army, although it has taken damage from NATO air strikes, seems to be handling the conflict better than the opposition forces.]
Acriter enim pugnatur Agedabiae,
[By this account, fighting is raging bitter in Agedabia,]
in oppido orientali a rebellibus occupato quod militiae regiminis reconquirere conantur;
[a city in the east now occupied by the rebels and which the regime's military forces are trying to recapture;]
(ut in imagine adposita conspicitur)
[as shown in the picture above]
minister Libycus rei bellicae confirmat duo missilibus helicoptera deiecta esse.
[The Libyan defense minister is now confirming that two of his helicopters have been shot down.]
Scripsit Herimannus Novocomensis - 10/04/2011 16h06 - Written Herman Novocomens, translated by RMBullard