AU adopts Algeria's proposals to strengthen fight against terrorism

APS - 03 October 2021

ADDIS ABABA- AU Peace and Security Council adopted, in the ministerial meeting of 30 September 2021, Algeria's proposals aimed to strengthen the fight against terrorism in the Sahel-Sahara region by activating the different mechanisms implemented for this purpose at the level of the continental organization.

In a statement culminating the works of the ministerial meeting, AU Peace and Security Council called to activate the special African Fund for the fight against terrorism and the creation of an African list of persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist activities, including foreign combatants and terrorists, as well as the activation of the African arrest warrant.

At the beginning of last months, Algeria presented a series of proposals as part of its terms of office as AU's Coordinator on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa, in a message sent by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Félix Tshisekedi, Congo's president and current president of AU.

Adopted by the AU Peace and Security Council, these proposals aims to stimulate the action of the African institutions and strengthen the mechanisms set up by AU to face the escalation of terrorist danger in Africa, notably in the Sahel-Saharan region.