AU asked to address migrant crisis

The African Union has been charged to take a clear position on the African migrant crisis.
The European Union has agreed to use naval forces to intercept and disrupt ships used by smugglers of migrants crossing from Libya.
The aim of the programme is to stop smugglers with human cargo to prevent thousands of deaths at sea.
Foreign Affairs Committee member, Patrick Boamah says the AU needs to address the growing numbers of African migrants heading illegally to Europe by sea.
Mr Boamah said the AU must tighten security at borders of the various countries of origin in order to restrict illegal movements.
The cause of these constant migrations – even though risky, is due to loss of confidence, hope in the leadership, he said, adding the leaders must make conscious efforts to inform citizens about steps being taken to address their problems.
Mr Boamah called for stringent measures to be put in place to deal with human traffickers.
Africans marked the 53rd Africa Day on Monday, 25th May. The formation of the African Union was aimed at fostering unity, peace, progress and self-determination, but these ideals are yet to be realised fully across the continent.
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