Rwanda joins African Union Security Council

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 3 April 2016 saa 01:38
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Rwanda was yesterday admitted to the African Union Security Council where she will play a role of sharing experiences on security maintenance with other countries and keeping security in conflict zones.

The African Union Security Council has responsibilities of preventing and solving conflicts in Africa.

Rwanda has joined the African Union Security Council along with Botswana, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zambia, Algeria, Burundi, Tchad, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, replacing Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania.

The Rwandan ambassador in Ethiopia who represented Rwanda in AU PSC, Hope Tumukunde, said that Rwanda brings to the Council experience acquired when it was in UN Security Council.

“We bring experience in peace keeping and security as a country which was in UN Security Council especially in conflicts prevention and protecting civilians in war times,” she said.

Tumukunde said that they will keep sharing ideas in addressing peace and security related matters in Africa through the introduction of a platform allowing citizens involvement in keeping their security.

It is the second time Rwanda joins AU Security Council after being member of this council between 2010 to 2012.

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The Rwandan ambassador in Ethiopia , Hope Tumukunde