Africa condemns terror in the US

US terrorFrom ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE African Union (AU) has denounced the recent terrorist attacks at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the United States.

A gunman who pledged allegiance to the terror Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group opened fire early Sunday morning in a packed nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

AU Commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, expressed shock and disbelief.

She has sent a message of condolence to President Barack Obama, the people of the US and the families and relatives of victims.

“The AU Commission Chairperson has condemned, in the strongest terms, these despicable and barbaric acts, which are one of the worst in the US history,” Dlamini-Zuma stated.

Wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded victims of the Orlando attacks, the AUC Chairperson reassured the people of the US of the AU’s solidarity and full support at this difficult time.
She further reaffirmed the AU’s strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism.

“AU is committed to continue working with the US, and the international community at large, in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” she said.

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