Ethiopia: AUC Chairperson condemns terrorist attack in Kenya

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that killed at least 12 people in Kenya's northeastern border town of Mandera on 25 October.

The attack, which was claimed by Al Qaeda linked terrorist group Al Shabaab, was the second in Mandera in less than three weeks.

In a press statement issued by the AUC on Friday, the Chairperson expressed the AU’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Dlamini-Zuma also assured the Government and people of Kenya of the AU’s full solidarity and support in these difficult circumstances, reiterating the continental body's readiness to support Kenya and the countries of the region through the existing regional and continental mechanisms including, the Djibouti process on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation in the East Africa region and the AU Convention on Cross Border Cooperation, known as the Niamey convention, which contains provisions related to border security.

"Once again, the Chairperson appeals to the international community to renew its commitment to defeat terrorist groups, whose only agenda is to cause havoc, destruction and death, by providing the necessary support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) engaged in efforts to defeat the terrorist group in Somalia," said the statement.
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28 october 2016 11:58:06

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