President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa.
The two leaders in a meeting during Kenyatta’s two-day state visit to South Africa on Tuesday, deliberated the critical situation in Ethiopia and agreed that there is an urgent need for all parties to commit to an indefinite and negotiated cease-fire.
It was gathered that Kenya is one of South Africa’s largest trading partners in Africa outside the 15-nation Southern African Development Community.
They also condemned recent bomb attacks in the Uganda`s capital of Kampala which claimed the lives of three civilians in what police described as a coordinated attack by extremists opposed to the government.
The two leaders also deliberated the problem of extremist violence in South Africa’s neighbour, Mozambique, and in other countries across Africa.
Ramaphosa however acknowledged the fact that the combined efforts by some African states in fighting the menace has so far yielded some positive results but believes a lot more can be done in order to prevent any future occurrence.