The African Union has condemned France for supplying weapons to Libyan rebels. Its chief said the move threatens to put the entire region at risk. On Wednesday, France became the first NATO country to openly admit to arming tribal fighters, who are striving to topple Colonel Gaddafi. Rebels have recently been making gains and hope to advance on Tripoli. John Laughland, from the Institute of Democracy and Co-operation in Paris says France’s action reveals the true colours of NATO’s efforts in Libya.