GLOBAL AFRICA DAY: CIVIL SOCIETY PERSONALITIES INDICATE THE WAY FORWARD
During the commemoration of the anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (May 25, 1963) on May 25, 2020, H. Em. Achille COMOE and M. Victor Naclan Touré respectively Central President of PLANETE PAIX and General Coordinator of COSOPCI were the guests of Radio de la Paix. The two civil society figures took the opportunity to take stock of the Continental Organization’s mid-term. The challenges to be met by the said organization, the question of irregular immigration, of coronavirus disease, the subjects related to the strengthening of the integration of peoples on the continent, the problem of education, human rights and unemployment were discussed. Our two guests stressed that if things have been done, much remains to be done. They therefore invited african governments to involve young people, african researchers, to work to create a favorable living environment for their populations in order to avoid irregular emigration and unwanted loss of life. They also indicated that coronavirus disease is a situation that should necessarily excite African leaders who must pull themselves together by building adequate and adapted health infrastructure. The African authorities were finally challenged on the respect of their international commitments, on the question of school and university infrastructures and on the funding of research.
“Shutting down arms: creating conditions conducive to the development of Africa” was the theme of the year 2020.