ADDIS ABABA-Representing President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the 32ndAfrican Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Premier Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday presented the report of the Head of State, leader in the issues related to countering terrorism and violent extremism in Africa.

 

“In 2018, terrorism has further affected several areas in Africa, notably in the Sahel region. Terrorist groups have a good command of social networks and e-communication and use them in radicalization campaigns,” said Ouyahia in a presentation before the African Heads of State and Government.

The PM underlined “the connection between terrorism and translational organized crime that continues, notably drug trafficking.”

“These criminal connections now channel the retreat of defeated terrorists in the Middle East to Africa, where these individuals pose an additional threat,” stressed Ouyahia.

Referring to Africa’s efforts to address the terrorism scourge, the Premier welcomed “the operational and legal progress made in the fight against terrorism.”    

In this connection, Ouyahia recalled that “President Bouteflika had submitted a Memorandum on combating terrorism and violent extremism to the previous AU Summit.”

"Adopted by your Summit, this Memorandum could serve as a basis to enrich the Action Plan against Terrorism adopted in 2004,” said the PM.

Concerning the update of this pan-African action plan, Ouyahia highlighted a number of points, notably the importance of "the participation of Member States in African counterterrorism mechanisms as well as the adaptation of African national legislation to the new requirements of this effort.”

Ouyahia reiterated Algeria's readiness "to share its experience and capacities in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism with African States and the AU.”

 
Monday, 11 February 2019 19:57

ALGIERS-Once promulgated, the bill on space activities, which provides for State monopoly on space activities, will be “the foundation of the future national space programme 2020-2040,”  Minister for Relations with Parliament, Mahdjoub Bedda said Monday in Algiers.

 

Monday, 11 February 2019 16:17

ALGIERS- Minister of Solidarity, Family and Women’s Affairs Ghania Eddalia, also head of the Arab Women’s Committee and of Arab Women Organization (AWO), took part in the consultations held by African Ministers, in Cairo (Egypt), to enrich the version of the final document that will be presented at the 63rd UN Session on the Status of Women (CSW63), said Wednesday a ministerial communiqué.

 

Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:32

ADDIS ABABA- The 32nd African Union Summit, held Sunday in Addis Ababa, reiterated its commitment to dealing with the profound causes of internal forced displacements in Africa.

 

Monday, 11 February 2019 10:12

ADDIS ABABA-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was received Sunday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to whom he conveyed a message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

 

Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:08

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