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Malabo/At opening of CISSA extraordinary meeting: HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Pledges More Support



President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has renewed his country's commitment to continue supporting and promoting the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA).


He took the engagement during the opening of the Extraordinary meeting of directors general and heads of intelligence services in Africa on security challenges in the African continent, held in Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo.



CISSA was established on 26 August 2004 in Abuja, Nigeria by Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa, amid at assisting the African Union and all its institutions to effectively address the seemingly intractable security challenges confronting the continent.


Africa is a victim of terrorism, violent extremism, armed groups, cyber criminality and a new wave of battle with bigger nations of the West that continue to violate the rights of small countries in Africa.



President Obiang Nguema while highlighting that his country is a victim of Western organised attacks and several attempted coups because of his Pan-African stance, he also lamented that African countries continue to tolerate western interference which undermines their sovereignty.


"Most of the terrorism in Africa is linked to the West, aimed at creating destabilization to change governments". These tourist groups have weapons that are more sophisticated than that of the state, "Who is arming these terrorists".



President Obiang further stated that the building housing the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) is the only structure entirely financed by an African country, Equatorial Guinea, as a sign that Africa's problems can be solved with African solutions.


During the 3day Extraordinary meeting from 28 to 31 October in Malabo, directors general and heads of intelligence services in Africa will study, analyse, consult, concert, and adopt common strategies towards common security challenges among Intelligence and Security Organisations of Africa.


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