AU Chairman Mugabe condemns 'terrorism' in Chad.
June 22, 2015 AU Chairman and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has condemned ‘terrorism’ after suspected Islamist suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and injured about 100 others in the Chadian capital N’Djamena.
The two simultaneous attacks first on a police headquarters and at a training school were the first strike of its kind in the country which has emerged as a firm Western ally against Islamist groups in the Sahel.
Here’s what Mugabe had to say:
“We resolve to continue pressing for dialogue where there are intra-state conflicts. In the same vein we strongly condemn acts of terrorism being perpetrated by militant extremists in several parts of Africa, and we just heard once such horrific act which has taken place in Chad. We have resolved to confront terrorism collectively in order to defeat it completely thus ridding our continent of what is currently a menace to Africa,”
The rising threats of insecurity in Africa were a big part of discussions leaders had at the AU summit which held recently in Johannesburg. Mugabe also addressed the issue of Sudan’s president versus the ICC.