African parliament battles terrorism, piracyTINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Pan Africa Parliament (PAP) has pledged commitment to ending terrorism and maritime piracy in the continent.
President of PAP, Roger Nkodo Dang, said the African Union Heads of State and Government attached great importance to the PAP.
“The leaders have entrusted PAP with the responsibility to critically consider the 2063 Agenda as well as look into the effects of terrorism in Africa, and ways to fight it,” said Dang.
He was speaking in Midrand, north of Johannesburg when he officially opened a workshop on the role of PAP in combating terrorism and maritime piracy in Africa.
The workshop was organized for PAP’s Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflicts Resolutions and it was aimed at promoting discussions on African Union’s policies on combating terrorism on the continent.
Dang called upon members of the committee to come up with tangible recommendations on how individual countries as well as the African Union can effectively tackle the escalating terrorism threat on the continent.
He said Africa had not been spared from the effects of escalating terrorism globally.
Dang cited terror acts that various African countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Chad and Somalia have suffered.
– CAJ News
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