African Summit: Focus on Terrorist Threat
NAIROBI, KENYA — African leaders are meeting in Nairobi Tuesday to discuss how to tackle terrorism and extremism across the continent. The summit, the first on this topic organized by the African Union, comes amid reports of a U.S. drone strike in Somalia targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab.
The Nairobi security summit is being attended by six heads of state — from Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia — and leaders from several other African countries.
The African Union’s top official for counter-terrorism, Ambassador Fancisco Madeira, says the meeting will focus on ways African countries can combat terrorism and to encourage neighboring countries to share information.