African leaders vow to end conflict

2017-01-16 17:00
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Bamako – African leaders at the just ended 27th edition of the France-Africa summit in Mali have reportedly vowed to end conflicts across the continent.

The two-day summit, themed "Partnership, Peace and Emergence", was held last week and was aimed at strengthening ties between France and African countries.

At least 30 countries attended.

According to Lusaka Times, the African leaders noted that conflicts continued to cause under-development across Africa, adding that the conflicts had taken up huge resources which could be channelled to other key economic development.

Zambia's minister of foreign affairs Harry Kalaba said that Africa needed to address issues causing conflicts and instability in order to "realise its dream of becoming a peaceful and prosperous continent by 2063".

The summit also called for collective action against trafficking of human beings, migrants and drugs in order to dry up illicit financing of terrorism.



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