n African Security Review - The AU plan on terrorism - joining the global war or leading an African battle? : essay
|Article Title||The AU plan on terrorism - joining the global war or leading an African battle? : essay|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Jan 2002|
|Pages||103 - 108|
At a senior officials' meeting held in Algiers from 11-14 September 2002, the African Union proved ready and able to provide the political cohesion and sense of purpose needed for Africa to combat terrorism. While member states inevitably played to a global gallery in demonstrating their commitment to the 'war on terrorism', the practical counter-terrorist proposals adopted at the meeting substantially address Africa's security challenges. The resulting Plan of Action on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism focuses on state building and inter-governmental co-operation, to literally and figuratively close Africa's borders to terrorist activities. Implementing the plan will be a tough challenge for many African governments, especially to ensure that their counter-terrorist measures adhere to international and regional human rights accords.
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