Call for Africa to adopt new strategies against terrorism.

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Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga says Africa need to adopt new strategies, among them formulation of comprehensive and robust punitive laws to eliminate the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism bedeviling the continent. 

The Vice President made the remarks while officially opening the 78th session of the Executive Committee and 44th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in Victoria Falls yesterday. 

''Africa is witnessing a newer trend in religious extremism perpetrated by daring terrorist-inclined entities. 

"These groups have also spread further to the southeast of the continent notably in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Mozambique, and Tanzania," he said.

"Eradicating terrorism requires a firm commitment by the Member States to pursue common objectives against the scourge of terrorism thus the exchange of information and mutual legal assistance in terrorism containment among others,'' added Dr Chiwenga.