By Spy Uganda
Vice President Jessica Alupo has arrived in the Capital Malabo of Equatorial Guinea, where she will represent President Yoweri Museveni at the three-day 35th African Union Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and unconstitutional change of regimes.
Alupo was received at Malabo International Airport by the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea-Francisco Pascual Obama Asue and Ambassadors Rebecca Otengo Amuge and Nelson Ocheger.
The summit comes as a follow-up to the discussion held earlier at the African Union summit held in Addis in February 2022. The objective is to evaluate the two phenomena and find formulas to help address solutions on the basis of which the resurgence of terrorism and unconstitutional change can be halted.
The summit, which starts today (May 25), will end on May 28.
“The commencement of the summit will coincide with Africa Day, which is observed annually to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was created on May 25, 1963. It is the precursor of the African Union (AU),” a statement issued by AU Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, noted.
“The Extraordinary Summit comes on the back of five coups in Africa since 2021, with cases of terror attacks in various regions and countries including the Sahel, Somalia, Angola and the Central African Republic, among others,” the statement noted.