Zuma, Museveni meet over continent's issues

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to find ways of dealing with continental challenges.

The meeting, held in Pretoria on Monday, aimed to look at how to push forward an African Union roadmap for Libya.

The AU has devised a roadmap, which encourages an inclusive and consensual Libyan-owned and led transition, leading to the adoption and implementation of the necessary political reforms to address the causes of the current crisis, including democratic elections to enable the Libyans to freely choose their leaders.

Both Zuma and Museveni are members of the AU panel on Libya that is looking at ending hostilities in battle-ravaged country.

According to the statement issued by International Relations, discussions between the two leaders also centred on the devastating drought which is currently being experienced in the Horn of Africa.

This is in the run up to the African Union Pledging Conference, scheduled to take place on 9 August 2011.

The pledging conference, which will bring together heads of state and international donors in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, will pledge help for the victims of Somalia's drought.

More than half of the 2.3 million acutely malnourished children in the Horn of Africa could die unless they are fed within weeks, according to UNICEF.