World Bulletin / News Desk
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has condemned what she described as continued “barbarism and terrorism” perpetuated against innocent people in several African countries since the beginning of the year.
The denouncement of violence came in Dlamini-Zuma's goodwill message she delivered in Abuja during Nigeria’s centenary celebrations, according to a press statement issued by the African Union on Tuesday.
Dlamini-Zuma said "unscrupulous" individuals and groups have been reigning havoc in Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia among other countries in the continent.
“These senseless killings of innocent children, youth, women and other civilians, even while they are asleep in school dormitories, recovering in hospitals or in places of religious worship and relaxation, must stop,” the release quoted her as saying.
Recalling the continent’s history of peaceful co-existence, she said: "The African continent and its peoples, for centuries, have been home to the diversity of its indigenous religions, as well as to Christianity and Islam.”Last Mod: 04 Mart 2014, 17:23