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Africa Union agrees to confront terrorism with all available resources

Storyline:National News

The Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit members have agreed to work together to address the increasing threat of terrorism in the continent. Seven presidents, who met under the council in Nairobi, said the spread of radicalism, extremism and terrorism is a threat to many countries hence the need to confront them with all available resources.

Those heads of states hosted by Uhuru Kenyatta, were Idriss Derby (Chad), Mahamadou Issousou (Niger), Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria), Hassan Sheikh Muhamoud (Somalia), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda).

Prime Ministers of Namibia and Algeria also led their countries’ delegations while Burundi was represented by the First Vice President. The summit adopted proposals on how the continent can address the menace, which included sharing of intelligence.

It came 19 days before Kenya marks a year since terrorists raided Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and killed over 60 people.

Source: Standard Digital