May 30, 2008, 6:07 AM
The fourth ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) currently taking place in
PAP is considering the current situation in
It is also high time for the African Parliament to look at the situation in countries like
We strongly believe that the African Union should emulate the PAP to take its rightful leadership role to immediately mediate in the current conflicts affecting the African region.
The AU and ECOWAS should try all means to address these African problems.
Mediation is an ongoing process, and they should not only try once and stop, even though some of the leaders at the center of these conflicts downplay their efforts.
Indeed, this should not make them to be discouraged.
We should not sit back and allow the development our continent has attained so far to just perish within a short period of time, since war is not good and would only bring backwardness and under-development.
Let us not allow anybody to destroy our continent.