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The African Union (AU) asked the continent's political leaders to respect human rights and the rule of law, which it considered a priority the nations should have to promote their development.   During a virtual meeting of the African Union Commi...

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AFRICAN UNION REQUESTS RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Published by: O. Elijah
10/26/2020 03:48 PM

The African Union (AU) asked the continent's political leaders to respect human rights and the rule of law, which it considered a priority the nations should have to promote their development.

 

During a virtual meeting of the African Union Commission (AUC) with the heads of State and Government of the Regional Economic Communities, the group called to eliminate the motives of violence and reject terrorist actions in Africa.

 

According to the political union, the objective of the meeting was to establish mechanisms to improve collaboration among the member states and the continental institutions, something impossible to achieve without a scenario of peace and stability.

 

Another purpose was to take stock of the progress in integration and several aspects of the economic development, as of the impact of Covid-19 in the region, the AUC said.

 

The pandemic is greatly affecting each country's plans and causes a setback in the implementation progress of integration projects, although the response to the health emergency has been rapid and commendable, the group states.

 

A fund was established to help boost the capacity of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and help countries to fight and contain the spread of the virus.

 

During the meeting, AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat commented on the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Zone and urged to ratify the legal instruments that will facilitate its entry into force.

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