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  The Security Watch Africa Initiative SWAI has called for more intelligence sharing and synergy among sub regional agencies to address evolving threats This is contained in a statement by Sunday Agambu and Sani Usman SWAI Chairman and Chief Rapporteur in Abuja The statement was issued at the end of SWAI s 17th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday in Banjul The Gambia The conference which took place between November 9 and 11 had as its theme Post COVID 19 Maintaining security in Africa He said such actions would promote much needed security and development on the continent He also urged African countries to collaborate more and seek domestic solutions to address African security challenges adding that African leaders must take a whole of society approach This should mean engaging young people to address evolving security challenges The need for intelligence sharing and synergy between the subregional organizations of the continent as well as a periodic assembly to assess the African security environment A unified and enabling legal framework a comprehensive all encompassing strategy as well as a strengthened judicial system are needed to address security challenges in Africa There is a need for regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of sub regional organizations such as SADC and ECOWAS among others African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges the statement said SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring collecting analyzing and disseminating security issues on the African continent among others for public awareness and policy formulation It is to further encourage professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world It also showcases the achievements of the African military and security forces and enhances friendship and military cooperation among member states The statement also suggested that Maritime security African navies should strengthen their collaboration and synergy African countries must come up with integrated and all encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures He added that African countries should strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding He said that the African Union should put into operation the collective security mechanism in particular the African Standby Force to address insecurity in Africa It is necessary to encourage the media to consider the national security and the victims in their reporting he said Among those receiving awards at the ceremony were the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo and retired Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai former Chief of Army Staff edited Source Credit NAN
Africa security group calls for more synegy among agencies

Security Watch Africa Initiative

The Security Watch Africa Initiative (SWAI) has called for more intelligence sharing and synergy among sub-regional agencies to address evolving threats.

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Agambu and Sani Usman

This is contained in a statement by Sunday Agambu and Sani Usman, SWAI Chairman and Chief Rapporteur in Abuja.

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Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony

The statement was issued at the end of SWAI’s 17th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday in Banjul, The Gambia.

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The conference, which took place between November 9 and 11, had as its theme “Post-COVID-19: Maintaining security in Africa”.

He said such actions would promote much-needed security and development on the continent.

He also urged African countries to collaborate more and seek domestic solutions to address African security challenges, adding that African leaders must take a whole-of-society approach.

This should mean engaging young people to address evolving security challenges.

”The need for intelligence sharing and synergy between the subregional organizations of the continent, as well as a periodic assembly to assess the African security environment.

“A unified and enabling legal framework, a comprehensive, all-encompassing strategy, as well as a strengthened judicial system, are needed to address security challenges in Africa.

”There is a need for regular meetings of the security councils and commissions of sub-regional organizations such as SADC and ECOWAS, among others.

“African countries should collaborate more and seek internal solutions to address African security challenges,” the statement said.

SWAI was established in 1997 with the main objectives of monitoring, collecting, analyzing and disseminating security issues on the African continent, among others, for public awareness and policy formulation.

It is to further encourage professionalism and intellectual engagements among the African military and security forces, it holds annual conferences and award ceremonies in different parts of the world.

It also showcases the achievements of the African military and security forces and enhances friendship and military cooperation among member states.

The statement also suggested that: “Maritime security, African navies should strengthen their collaboration and synergy.

“African countries must come up with integrated and all-encompassing maritime strategies that are in line with continental and regional security architectures.”

He added that African countries should strengthen their research and development efforts through training and adequate funding.

African Union

He said that the African Union should put into operation the collective security mechanism, in particular the African Standby Force, to address insecurity in Africa.

“It is necessary to encourage the media to consider the national security and the victims in their reporting,” he said.

Chief of the Naval Staff

Among those receiving awards at the ceremony were the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo and retired Lieutenant General. Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff.

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