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Namibia gives US$500,000 to African peace efforts in CAR

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Responding to the African Union’s appeal for support to the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), Namibia has contributed US$500,000 to the AU Peace Fund, it was learnt here Friday.

Namibia’s Ambassador to the AU Anne Mamakau Mutelo has handed over the contribution to the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, at the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Receiving the donation, Ambassador Chergui remarked: “This ceremony marks the step towards the realisation of the vision by African leaders to further the spirit and value of solidarity between African countries in accordance with the motto -- Africa helping Africa.”

At its 413th meeting on 16 Jan. 2014, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) asked all AU member states to mobilise adequate support for the MISCA to help resolve the multidimensional crisis in CAR.

Namibia responded to the appeal during the donors’ conference held in Addis Ababa on 1 Feb. 2014.

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