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World Economic Forum: for greater integration in Africa

06.09.2019
Read the original article on : africanews.com
African leaders advocate for greater integration and cooperation. This is the call for the opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday.

Two strategic points that, according to the leaders of the continent, could help reduce conflicts, but also boost the economy of Africa.

"Not only in one country, but also in the region, we need to talk about integration so that the mentality of" it's up to me and it stops there "is removed. We must move away from the past concept of separate communities, "said Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

“We have to discuss the social contract between the leaders, the political leaders of this continent and the citizens, because we have a broken social contract and that is why, instead of there being a conversation, we have conflicts and friction. And it’s time to change that, “said Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International and hashtag #BringBackOurGirls (bringing back our girls), referring to the hundred or so Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

The 28th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa is taking place as South Africa faces a wave of xenophobic violence since Sunday. This has prompted many outraged reactions across the continent.

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