N'DJAMENA, Chad — Chad and Libya said today they had accepted a cease-fire in their war over a desert border area.
The truce, sponsored by the Organization of African Unity, was to begin today. The Chad government said in a statement it accepted the cease-fire, and Libyan radio, monitored in Nicosia, Cyprus, said Tripoli would also observe it.
The radio said Libya hoped the truce would "put an end to Chadian suffering and would help in finding a solution (o the conflict)under the aegis of the OAU."
Libya's official news agency JANA reported that Tripoli would stop air raids against Chad at noon to coincide with the Muslim call to Friday prayer.