27 May 2013

Southern Africa: SADC Checks DRC, Zimbabwe, Madagascar Situations

Addis Ababa — The situation in the DRC and the normality in Zimbabwe and Madagascar were on the spotlight on Sunday at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

The meeting took place on the fringes of the 21st ordinary meeting of the assembly of the African Union (AU), in which the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, was represented by Vice President Manuel Vicente.

SADC's secretary-general, Tomás Salomão, said the talks between the rebels and the government of the DRC in Kampala, Uganda, will proceed in the same time as the government has been making reforms for the country's development and improvement of social conditions of the people.

Meanwhile, about Madagascar he said the meeting reiterated the decisions of the African Union and of the UN Security Council of not recognising leaders that seize power in an unconstitutional way.

The official also said that there is a preparation process for the elections, through the approval of a new Constitution, remaining some legal issues for the summoning of the elections.

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