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Humanitarian crisis in Central Africa to dominate Angola summit

Humanitarian crisis in Central Africa to dominate Angola summit


The security situation in the Central Africa region will once again dominate discussions during the 6th ordinary summit of Heads of State and Government from the Great Lakes Region that is set to take place in Angola’s capital, Luanda on February 12.

According to a statement from the Secretariat, the summit will seek ways to find a solution for the ongoing political and humanitarian concerns in member countries such as Burundi, the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Before the summit kicks off on February 12, defence Ministers from the member states will consider the progress of a previous report that had called for a probe on the three countries.

Burundi has been plagued by a political crisis born from the desire of president Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term in office and which has left more than 400 people dead.

In the DR Congo, political actors are struggling to agree on the election process while the C.A.R is facing sectarian violence which has left a quarter of the population displaced since the departure of former President François Bozizé.