The summit will be presided over by Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba who is the current ECCAS chairman.
Sessions of the one-day summit will be conducted behind closed doors.

Central African RepublicECCAS Secretary-General Ahmad Allam-Mi said the summit would also discuss issues related to terrorism, particularly Islamist group Boko Haram’s threats.

Active in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed some 13,000 people since it started its violent uprising in 2009.

It has spread to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The summit would also discuss the post-election unrest in Burundi, Allam-Mi added.

Violence is being witnessed in Burundi, particularly in the capital, after President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term, criticized by opponents as unconstitutional.

ECCAS member states include Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, CAR, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, DR Congo, Rwanda, Chad and Sao Tome and Principe. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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