AUPSC Summit on Terrorism happening in Nairobi

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Addis Ababa, 3 September 2014 (WIC) - The 455th Meeting of the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) is holding a Summit on Terrorism in Nairobi, Kenya.

The purpose of the meeting is to agree on “practical steps to enhance the implementation of the AU counter-terrorism framework at national, regional and continental levels;” explore ways on how to mobilize support for Africa’s fight against the threat of terrorism; and coordinate and harmonize Africa's efforts to prevent and combat terrorist activities.

The PSC’s decision to hold its 455th Meeting on Terrorism is intended to showcase solidarity with Kenya and build forward-looking and coordinated actions in its fight against the campaign of terror.

Kenya has been the victim of a number of attacks by the Al-Shabaab extremist group from Somalia, and it is one of the countries vulnerable to ongoing terrorist attacks.

The Summit is expected to bring together a number of Heads of State and Government including leaders from Ethiopia, Mali, Chad, Ghana, Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Namibia and Algeria. (MoFA)