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Students commemorate Africa Day

25 May 2015, 09:17Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Nigerian-based All Africa Students Union (AASU) is commemorating Africa Day by calling on leaders to ensure the realization of goals set by the founders of the continent’s liberation.

The union said ongoing conflicts were against such ideals.

“The African continent is still engulfed in internal armed conflicts, civil and ethnic wars which are most of the time fuelled from outside with their cohorts of violation of basic human rights and the dilapidation of the natural resources,” stated Awaah Fred, Secretary General of AASU.

Fred said it was important to understand that the establishment of real democratic system, good governance and independent judiciary were important principles to resolve the problems confronting the continent.

“However its current positive economic growth, youthful and more and more well informed population and its immense natural resources make Africa the continent of the future if its institutions of learning are adapted to the reality, its structures of good governance and the management of its natural resources are upright,” said Fred.

“The All Africa Students Union (AASU), on this important occasion of Africa Day, calls once more on African Leaders to materialize without any further delay the integration of the continent as that was the raison d’être of the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU) and as it has been demonstrated times again that is the way to ensure its future.”

Africa Day is celebrated around the continent on May

- CAJ News

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