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Angola wants AU to give priority attention to Western Sahara

The Western Sahara issue, especially the achievement of its self determination, should be taken as a priority on the agenda of the African Union (AU),  according to the Angolan Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, who is attending the Summit of African leaders in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

In his address to the 22nd General Assembly of African heads of state and government, which opened Thursday, Vicente said that Angola would want to see Saharawi and Moroccan  people live together in peace and harmony.

He said his country expected the African Union (AU) Commission to assess progress made in the implementation of agreements signed by two parties for freedom.

Regarding conflicts in Africa, the Angolan Vice-president said the future was bleak despite significant progress made, especially in Mali and Madagascar.

'We are currently seeing the emergence of new internal conflicts, most recently in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR),' he noted.

According to him, this is a proof of weakness for government institutions as well as several other African states, and a result of 'fragile resolutions being adopted in order to halt the repeated cycle of violence that are affecting the continent.'

Pana 02/02/2014