Africa African leaders call for united front against terrorism after US strikes Al Shabab

While speakers urged a stronger response to the militant group Al Shabab at the first African Union summit on terrorism, none called out last night's US airstrike on the Somalia-based group.

By , Correspondent

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A US strike against Al Shabab on the eve of the first African Union summit on terrorism is a reminder that even as the AU strives to take greater responsibility for counterterrorism efforts, it still relies on Western partners, particularly in aerial warfare.