srl-forumNN’s Robtel Pailey joined a panel on Safety & Rule of Law with some of Africa’s heavyweights, as part of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation annual Forum, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Panelists included: Dr. Salid Ahmed Salim, former chair of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU); Trevor Manuel, minister in the South African cabinet; Jean Ping, former African Union (AU) chair; and Tedros Adhanom, current foreign affairs minister of Ethiopia. Jendayi Frazer, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, was also on the panel. Issues covered included the Kenya Westgate bombing and Al Shabab, NATO airstrikes in Libya, Africa and the International Criminal Court, and the role of the African Union 50 years after its founding.

The full panel discussion has been uploaded on the Mo Ibrahim Foundation website and can be found here:

http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/news/article.php?id=94#.Up3YGWRdWAY

Highlights of the contributions of individual panelists, including Robtel are at:

http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/news/article.php?id=66

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