Central, East African Leaders Discuss Security, Trade

Economic Community of Central African States leaders have met in Gabon to discuss the rise of terrorism and active militia groups in DRC, Central Africa Republic and Burundi, who threaten to disrupt the region. Rwanda rejoined the 11-nation bloc in 2015 as part of efforts to tap into investments and duty free markets.

Photo: New Times

L-R: Presidents Faustin-Archange Touadera of Central African Republic, Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, Ali Bongo Odimba of Gabon, and Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and other dignitaries pose for a group photo during the 8th Extraordinary Session of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of Central African States in Libreville.

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