Africa Must not Allow Terrorists to Exist – Museveni


Museveni is at the UN Summit

By Vision Reporter

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has said Africa must not allow terrorism to exist on the continent. He said that as long as terrorists are allowed to exist and as long as they have havens here, they will remain a threat to countries and the continent.

The President cited Somalia and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where armed groups have caused mayhem leading to loss of lives and thousands of displaced communities.

“African countries have become part of the terrorism concept and this must stop. The continent must not allow terrorists to exist,” he said.

The President was on Monday evening addressing the summit of the African Union Peace and Security Council convened by President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire to discuss the partnership between the AU and the UN on African peace and security issues at the AU mission in New York.

Commentibg on Sudan and South Sudan relations, President Museveni welcomed the meeting between President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir of the Republic of Sudan and President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan to resolve outstanding issues, including the conflicts in Darfur and Kordofan adding that there is nothing wrong with talking.

He said the two countries should learn a lesson from history where African countries took the colonial borders as they were or advised them to get surveyors to establish the disputed boundaries. Museveni cautioned that tinkering with the boundaries as they were known then can cause problems.

The border conflict between the states of Sudan and South Sudan over oil-rich regions are claimed by both sides as part of their sovereign territory.

Museveni also called upon the African Union to maintain the principle on unconstitutional changes of government in dealing with the situation in Egypt

The meeting was aimed at reviewing the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in the area of peace and security especially in Somalia, DRC and Mali and issues to do with the unconstitutional changes of government in Egypt.