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Terrorism: African leaders to hold summit in Nairobi


Terrorism: African leaders to hold summit in Nairobi

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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday join his other
African counterparts in Nairobi, to participate in a meeting of the
African Union’s Peace and Security Council scheduled to hold in the
Kenyan capital on Tuesday.

The summit, which will be chaired by Chad’s Idriss Deby, in his
capacity as Chairman of the Council, has on its agenda the ongoing
violence by the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, the insurgency in Mali as
well as other terror-related activities in Africa.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben
Abati, in a statement on Sunday, said deliberations at the meeting were
expected to lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other
African countries to rid the continent of terrorism and violent

Abati said the Nairobi meeting, which is a follow-up to talks by
Jonathan and other African leaders in Pretoria, South Africa in May on
joint action against terrorism, would receive and consider the report of
the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Terrorism and
Violent Extremism in Africa.

Abati said, “Deliberations at the Nairobi Summit and the adoption of
the African Chairperson’s Report by President Jonathan, President Uhuru
Kenyatta and other participating Heads of State are expected to lead to
more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries to rid
the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism.

“The President, who will be accompanied to the Nairobi Summit by the
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the
National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as well as other
advisers and aides will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the meeting
on Tuesday.”

The Peace and Security Council is the African Union’s standing
decision-making body responsible for the maintenance of continental
peace and security and it came into existence officially on December 26, 2003.

It has 15 members, elected by the AU Executive Council on regional
basis (three from Central Africa; three from East Africa; two from North
Africa; three from Southern Africa; and four from West Africa).

Members are elected for three-year (five members) or two-year (ten
members) terms and can be re-elected immediately for another term. There
are no permanent members and no veto. PSC chairmanship rotates on a
monthly basis, in alphabetical order of the English-language names of
member states.

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may strenghten our dear president


we want only peace for these our country


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