Africa’s most pressing security challenge requires an African made solution, according to Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian President and Chairperson of the Tana Forum Board.
Obasanjo talked exclusively to ENA following a press briefing on the fifth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, stressing on African-led solutions to the continent’s security challenges.
“African-led solutions to African security problems with a view to stimulate impetus to the progressive engagement of Africa in strategic and proactive management of peace and security in the continent,” Obasanjo remarked during the interview.
He blamed politicized faith in many parts of the continent for the increased violence in Africa.
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Deputy Chairperson of Tana Forum Board, Professor Andreas Eshete on his part said more than ever Africa needs to rally a unified and amplified voice.
Professor Andreas referred to Ethiopia’s example in committing for peace in Africa by deploying troops to peacekeeping missions in the region in particular and Africa as a whole.
Currently, Ethiopia ranks in the forefront of peacekeeping as it contributes troops, police and military experts to the various United Nations peacekeeping missions.
The fifth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa will be held from 16-17 April 2016 in the town of Bahir Dar under the theme “Africa in the Global Security Agenda.”