Wednesday, March 17, 2004

African Union: anti-terror centre to open soon

The African Union is establishing an anti-terror information centre in Algeria within the next six months.
He [chairman of AU's commission Alpha Oumar Konare] said the centre will be charged with gathering information from all AU member states on extremist activity and facilitate the exchange of information between countries.

It will also serve as an early-warning mechanism on possible terror attacks on the continent, Konare said.