Obasanjo meets Sudanese President over instability in Africa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo with President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan

The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, at the weekend hosted former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Khartoum to discuss insecurity and instability in Africa, especially the crisis in Libya which has adversely affected other parts of Africa.

Briefing local and international media after the private meeting which lasted over 30 minutes, Mr. Obasanjo said the meeting provided both leaders opportunity to examine peace and security issues in Africa, particularly the situation in North Africa.

“Peace, security and stability which are fundamental to the development of any nation must be our preoccupation,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

“We must do everything possible to ensure that all over Africa, and particularly in North Africa, efforts are made to guarantee peace, security and stability no matter where the need arises.

“My brother (President al-Bashir) and I have agreed to work together with other partners to ensure that stability is achieved in the region and across the continent.”

Mr. Obasanjo chairs the Africa Union’s commission of inquiry on South Sudan and has been a leading advocate of peace and security in Africa.

In the 1990s, he initiated the Conference on Security, Stability Development and Co-operation in Africa (CSSDCA), a policy development process created to function within the framework of the African Union and adopted at the 36th Session of the Assembly in Lome, Togo, in July 2000.


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  • chris Onwueme

    You refused to respect President Goodluck Jonathan because he is educated enough to refuse being a stooge to you, now you are seeking fame as peace maker in Sudan. You are lucky to be an elected president of Nigeria,People like you can never make an international figure unless it is imposed on you as was the case with your presidency in Nigeria, now the PDP are regretting that mistake , and now you are making a mess of the statesmanship status that would have helped improve your person. The international community are no fools they know your antecedent and they are watching how you carry your country along.

  • Akin Makanjuola

    Is it not politically naive that Obasanjo is meeting al-Bashir another dictator to strategise on peace in Africa?The saying is true, that birds of the feather flock together. Obasanjo is fast losing his relevance and the earlier he leaves the politcal stage the better for him as senility and diminishing return has set in.

  • Lanre

    Good article. But let us have roads, food, water and hospitals.