Cameroon takes over as chair of AU’s Peace and Security Council

Cameroon has stepped up to take over the chair position at the Peace and Security Council (PSC). The council is part of the African Union (AU) on the prevention and resolution of conflicts for the month of May.

Cameroon’s tenure will cover ten substantives meetings. In a statement, the PSC said the meetings would centre on “governance and security challenges in the continent namely, unconstitutional change of government, humanitarian crises and terrorism”.

Cameroon’s permanent representative to the AU said the meetings would be an opportunity to examine and compare the various efforts and challenges faced by African countries. Top of the list is security challenges in the Horn of Africa and the Lake Chad Basin, which covers seven countries – Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria.

The PSC became fully operational in early 2004.

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