In recent years, the countries of the Sahel region, particularly Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, have been subject to terrorist attacks resulting in thousands of civilians and military casualties.
Local authorities are paying the highest price, the most recent being the assassination of the mayor of Djibo in Burkina Faso and three others who were with him.
In these circumstances, we, members of the Pan African Council of the United Cities Local Governments of Africa,
meeting in Durban on Saturday 9th November 2019:
– Strongly condemn these attacks and killings,
– Support local authorities and their populations,
– Call on the international community to more responsiveness in providing the necessary support and
Done in Durban, on 9th November 2019
For the Pan African Council
President, UCLG Africa
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