Panafrican News Agency

AU reiterates zero tolerance for unconstitutional change of government

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union does not tolerate any attempts of unconstitutional change of government in Africa, according to AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS), Ambassador Bankole Adeoye.

He told a press briefing on Sunday that the expansion of terrorism, radicalism, military takeover of power are the current major problems in the continent, the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported.

He added that any military interventions are not accepted by all AU head of states and government.

Recently, AU has suspended Mali, Guinea, Sudan and Burkina Faso due to such activities which need to be stopped as they affect the flourishing of democracy in the region.

Ambassador Adeoye said "without effective governance, we cannot ensure peace and security in the continent", adding that a strong leadership of leaders is expected to respond to potential threat of terrorism, insurgency, and bad governance.

Responding to the situation in northern part of Ethiopia, Bankole recalled that AU has called for comprehensive ceasefire to bring amicable peace and reach to national dialogue.

He added that the AU leaders also debated issues of peace and security in general including silencing the gun in the content.  

-0- PANA MA 6Feb2022