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AU boss pledges to end terrorism through regional cooperation

By Sadiq Bamwita

The African Union commissioner political affairs, peace and security has rallied member states under their umbrella organization Eastern African Fusion and Liaison Unit to join hands to fight any form of terrorism.

Speaking to the media during his visit at Eastern African Fusion Unit in Entebbe, H.E Amb. Bankole Adeoye, said he was impressed with the operation of the unit that was formed by a directive of the 455th Au peace and Security Council that was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Security council meeting  took place  on 2nd September,2014 at the level of Heads of state and Government to support and facilitate exchange of information to curb terrorism and other transnational threats in the region.

Ambassador Bankole who was received by a representative of Col. Charles Oluka, the Director General ISO on behalf of the forum of chiefs of intelligence and security services of the region that oversees activities of the unit, called upon member states to promote unity so as to achieve regional peace.

Rodwan Mohammed, the Acting Coordinator for Eastern African Fusion and Liaison Unit at Entebbe, said that he  is hopeful the establishment of regional offices would go a long way to curb terrorism threats among member states.

The cooperation brings together ten countries in the Eastern African region that include Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Somalia among others

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