Addis Ababa, 11 February, 2020 / 4:45 pm (ACI Africa).
As the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government concluded their 33rd Ordinary Session Monday, February 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme, “Silencing arms to create conditions conducive to the development of Africa,” an African Missionary has affirmed that the solution to the security challenges in the world’s second-largest continent lies in finding political solutions.
“The answer to the security crisis in Africa, even before being military, must first be political,” Fr. Donald Zagore has said in a reflection sent to ACI Africa February 9.
He added, “The security crisis in Africa has its source in the establishment and consolidation of anti-democratic, totalitarian and dictatorial political regimes.”
A member of the Society for African Missions (SMA), Fr. Zagore has decried the use of terror and violence by politicians in Africa as a means of governance.
“In Africa, it is not only religious terrorism that is rampant, but also and above all political terrorism,” he said and added, “Whole populations are continually massacred just to protect political interests with the eternal continuation in power as a major point.”