According to APS (Agence de Presse Sénégalese), rwandan president Paul Kagame and Malian Ibrahima Boubacar Keïta arrived yesterday Sunday, November 12 in Dakar, to take part in the Dakar International Forum on peace and security in Africa, this Monday.

Upon arrival, they were welcomed by their Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall. The same day, the Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké arrived in Dakar, other presidents are expected in the Senegalese capital today, to participate in this Forum the event focused on the “new strategic issues” of the continent, on the theme “Current security challenges in Africa: for integrated solutions”.

This fourth edition of Dakar will end tomorrow Tuesday. The forum brings together annually many African heads of state and government, international partners, as well as multiple actors of peace and security, since 2014.

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Organizers expect between 500 and 700 participants, regional and international actors at the highest level, political and military authorities, experts and academics, diplomats, representatives of international organizations, civil society and the private sector.

During the two day debate, the meeting will highlight the need for integrated approaches, promoting exchanges, sharing of experiences, synergies, be it at the national, sub regional or regional levels with African or international union with the European Union and the United Nations.

The Dakar Forum is held on the theme: “Current security challenges in Africa: for integrated solutions”.

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Jean Baptiste Karegeya


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