African leaders condemn Israel for Gaza war

African leaders condemn Israel for Gaza war

African leaders have condemned Israel’s war in Gaza and urge an immediate end to hostilities, according to Africa News and agencies.

The condemnation came on January 19th during a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference in Uganda. President of the UN General Assembly, Denis Francis, expressed deep concern over the ongoing violence in Gaza, imploring NAM to use its influence to bring an end to the conflict.

“I must tell you that I am deeply concerned and indeed dismayed about the ongoing calamity in the Gaza Strip, and so, I call upon this movement to exert its influence in bringing a halt to the carnage that we are all haplessly witnessing. That situation behoves us to ask, how much is enough?” Francis stated.

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Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing peoples’ freedom. Museveni, who is set to assume the chairmanship of NAM, condemned certain global actors’ “philosophical, ideological, and strategic shallowness” regarding the war.

NAM is a coalition of 120 states that do not formally align with any major power bloc, originating at the hight of the cold war and the collapse of western colonialism. According to its website, NAM has played a pivotal role in decolonization processes and its mission is to foster global peace and cooperation.

As the Gaza conflict continues, NAM finds itself at the forefront of international efforts to address the humanitarian crisis, advocating for a peaceful resolution.

Africa News / Agencies


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