Need To Anticipate

Africa is a land of promise, endowed with natural resources and enormous human resources. Despite these riches, certain factors like the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government; the expanding threat of terrorism and violent extremism across the continent, including the influx of foreign terrorist fighters, private military companies and mercenaries, the proliferation of armed groups, as well as transnational organized crime, continue to negatively impact the peace, security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of African states.
To stem the upsurge of the increasingly worrying situation, African Heads of State and Government convened an Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes in Africa on May 28, 2022, in Malabo. During the summit, the leaders assessed the persistent threats and current response mechanisms, as they sought to strengthen the collective security of Member States facing terrorism and violent extremism, as well as unconstitutional changes of governments. 
To abate any further happening, the leaders need to anticipat before situations go off hand. This can be done by implementing the following indispensable measures. Respect for democratic principles, the establishment and consolidation of strong democratic institutions and respect for the rule of law are essential for political stability, sustainable peace and development. The involvement of all stakeholders is necessary to prevent unconstitutional changes of government; the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in its reports to the AU should raise the issue of preventive actions to resolve unconstitutional change...



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