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African Leaders To Brainstorm Safe Continent In Pretoria

President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja for Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, for high-level discussions with other African leaders on combating terrorism.

Special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, announced this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.

The talks, Abati said, would focus on collective action to effectively roll-back the scourge of terrorism in Africa and it is taking place ahead of South Afican President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration for a new term in office.

Abati added that the presidents expected at the talks included those of Ghana, Republic of Congo, Chad, Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.

President Jonathan would be accompanied by the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali and some aides.

President Jonathan would return to Abuja after attending President Zuma’s inauguration on Saturday.