Africa Politics & Current Affairs

Presidents Ramaphosa and Kenyatta on insurgency in Africa

At the beginning of Kenyatta’s two day state visit to South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa who is the South African president and Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta summoned a cooperation to bring about peace to the conflict ridden regions in Africa.

In a meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday, the two leaders discussed the “grave situation in Ethiopia” and agreed that there is an urgent need for all parties to commit to an immediate, indefinite and negotiated cease-fire.

They also condemned recent bomb attacks in the Uganda`s capital of Kampala which claimed the lives of at least three civilians in what police described as a coordinated attack by extremists opposed to the government.

The two leaders discussed the problem of Islamic extremist violence in South Africa’s neighbour, Mozambique, and in other countries across Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa also acknowledged the fact that the collaborative efforts by some African states in fighting the menace has so far yielded some positive results but believes a lot more can be done in order to prevent any future occurrence.

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