AFRIPOL to set up three working groups to combat crime, terrorism and extremism (Commissioner)


The 2nd General Assembly (GA) of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL), on Tuesday, decided to create three working groups to combat cross-border crime, cybercrime, terrorism and extremism, said the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui.


“The 2nd seesion of Afripol’s General Assembly decided to create three working groups: the first is responsible for the fight against cross-border crime, the second for the fight against cybercrime and the third for the prevention and fight against terrorism and extremism, “said Chergui during a press briefing.

The work of this session focused on “issues related to terrorism and violent extremism in the African continent,” he added, noting that some practical proposals to nip these scourges from the bud were broached.

“All African countries are concerned by cooperation to meet security challenges,” said Chergui.

Afripol also recommended, according to the same official, the reinforcement of African police bodies by the female element by dedicating a considerable rate within them.”

The GA also recommended “the support, acceleration and activation of a communication system (Afsycom) with all the police organs of the member countries” for the exchange of information and documents, he added.







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