Africa to deploy joint intervention force

When African heads of state and government gathered last week in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, they expected to discuss agriculture and food security. Instead, talks at the 23rd African Union (AU) summit focused on counter-terrorism.

The increasing number of attacks by extremists on the continent is causing great concern to African leaders.

“Silencing the guns by 2020 is the priority so that populations can cultivate the land,” AU Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said at the 2-day event, which wrapped up on Friday (June 27th). Continue reading