Tana 2018 Programme

Below is the full programme of Tana 2013. Click read more to launch the full programme.

Day I: Saturday 20th April 2018

08.00 – 12.00: Arrival of participants and registration

12.00 – 14.00: Lunch

Opening Session: Chair: Prof. Andreas Eshete, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with the rank of a Minister and CEO, Tana High-Level Forum

14.00 – 14.10: Introductory video: maiden Tana High-Level Forum highlights

14.10 – 14.40 Welcome address: H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

14.40 – 14.50 Introductory remarks: H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria and Chairperson of the Tana High-Level Forum Advisory Board

14.50 – 15.00: Remarks from H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President, Republic of Somalia

SESSION I: Tribute to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Chair: H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo

15.00 – 15.20: Opening Remarks– H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda

15.20 – 15.30: A short film on the Late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

15.30 – 15.45: A brief portrait by Prof. Andreas Eshete

15.45– 16.15: Panel on Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s vision on the democratic developmental state and its promise for Africa

Tana 2018 in the Media

Below are links to stories in the media that appeared in the run-up to, during, and after Tana 2018. Click read more below to access the links to the media stories.

29 August 2018

Kofi Annan’s Unmet Wishes

Sahara Reporters (Nigeria)

31 July 2018

A plan for the free movement of Africans across the continent is being held up by fears of xenophobia

Quartz (US)

29 April 2018

Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal immigrants trigger negative reactions

Daily Maverick (South Africa)

27 April 2018

Reflections on Tana Forum 2018 and Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed

Aljazeera (Qatar)

27 April 2018

In Ethiopia, Decision Makers and Stakeholders Discuss Peace and Safety in Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria )

27 April 2018

Du Financement de l’Union africaine: La proposition du think tank Africa WorldWide Group

Yerimpos

25 April 2018

Tana 2018 African Unity in Debate  –  French

Africa News Agency

24 April 2018

Containing new forms of insecurity

Africanews (Congo Brazzaville)

23 April 2018

Mahama takes over as Chair of TANA High-Level Forum on Security

Breaking News Ghana

22 April 2018

The key to stabilizing Africa’s future is financing its own security agenda

Quartz (US)

21 April 2018

Participants of Tana forum urge renewed Afro-Arab unity

Xinhua (China)

21 April 2018

Tana High-Level Forum on Peace, Security in Africa Opens

Ethiopian News Agency

19 April 2018

President of the Republic to Partake in High-Level Tana Forum in Ethiopia

Sudan News

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: Obasanjo says it’s time for Africa to own its security

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: The road to elections in these African countries are uncertain

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

6 April 2018

Leaders, stakeholders to explore African-led security solutions   (Video)

CGTN (China)

2  April 2018 

Tana Forum Reviews Financing and Reforming AU’s Peace Security Agendas

Capital (Ethiopia)

31 March 2018 

AU Reform Tops Tana Forum Agenda

The Reporter (Ethiopia)

30 March 2018

Tana Forum to Consult on Peace and Security in Africa  (Video)

 ENN (Ethiopia )

29 March 2018 

Tana Forum to deliberate on financing Africa’s peace, security

Fana Broadcasting Corporate (Ethiopia)

17 March 2018 

Seventh Edition of Tana Forum to Take Place in Bahir Dar

The Ethiopian Reporter 

08 March   2018

2018 Tana Forum – the Importance to Africa

Actifate (Nigeria)

07 March   2018 

7ème édition du Tana Forum : Le financement et la réforme de l’Union africaine au menu des débats 

Le Soleil Online (Senegal)

06 March 2018

Why the 2018 Tana Forum is important for Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

26 February 2018

Rwanda’s President will deliver the Keynote Address at the 7th Tana Forum

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

26 February 2018 

Tana Forum to focus on financing, reforming the African Union

Capital (Ethiopia)

23 February 2018

The African Union may be grasping that solutions to security problems must be home-grown

Daily Nation (Kenya)

11 February 2018

Financement de l’Union Africaine : la dure vérité par les chiffres

Financial Afrik (Senegal)

Tana 2018 Discussion Papers

Organised Crime and Security in Africa

Tana 2018

The discussion paper articulates that the underlining concern during instability and conflict on the continent is the space they create for organized crimes, including but not limited to, human trafficking, trade of illegal drugs, weapons’ sales, sexual slavery, organ harvesting, piracy, and illegal natural resource mining. It further probes in to concrete examples wherein organized crimes are evident in the continent and discusses the way forward.

Tana 2018 Speeches

Annexture to President Thabo Mbeki’s Keynote Address at the 2nd Session of the Tana High- Level Forum, on “Security and Organised Crime in Africa”

Tana 2018

In his speech Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa notes ‘within our attempts to address some of the Continent‟s most pressing security challenges, we must continuously interrogate the inherent complexities in the world around us. It will be impossible for us to forge a more secure Africa with- out first examining the diverse and converging forces that will impact on what we do today’.

Statement by Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia

Tana 2013

H.E. Hassan Sheikh says that Africa needs strong commitment from its leaders and people to stand together to combat any sort of illegal activities, including the drugs and human trafficking, illegal arms trade, illegal fishing and maritime piracy, toxic waste dumping, money laundering and any other organized crime in Africa. He notes that Somalia experiences daily instances of criminality, to the vulnerable people,and abiding citizens losing their confidences and trust to the institutions. He furhter adds that the challenge Somalia is phasing is simultaneously building effective security institutions in one hand and fighting organized crimes on the other hand. He proposes that Africa is waiting us to fully address and discuss these issues in very frank and concerted way. To combat all sorts of transnational organized crimes, there is a need to work out a strategy from the local to the global level.

Speech by Omar Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan

Tana 2013

H.E. Al-Bashir in the speech says that there is a nexus between internal armed conflicts and organized crime, this nexus is like a vicious and evil circle composed of many factors all of which are fueling the inferno of crisis. He adds that poverty and unemployment are the root causes of committing crime and the reason why young people take risks in their attempts to migrate. Morever the right to development and the right to employment should be given priority along with other rights. The unfair sanctions and the extended debt prove to be tools to deepen the misery of the people rather than a punishment against governments.

Welcome Address by Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairperson of the Tana Forum

Tana 2013

In his welcoming address H.E. Olesugen Obasanjo, notes that the African continent has gone through diffenret serious peace and security challenges after Tana 2012. In this regard he cites that the Arab spring, the boarder dispute between Sudan and South Sudan and the aggravating situations in Mali and Central African Republic. Moreover he adds that organized crime is also among the challenges the continent faces in the 21st Century. The differnet reflections of organized crime destzblizes social fabrics, foster insecurity and brings about huamn tragedy are causing the continent serious security problems.

Welcome Address by Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairperson of the Tana Forum

Tana 2013

In his welcoming address H.E. Olesugen Obasanjo, notes that the African continent has gone through diffenret serious peace and security challenges after Tana 2012. In this regard he cites that the Arab spring, the boarder dispute between Sudan and South Sudan and the aggravating situations in Mali and Central African Republic. Moreover he adds that organized crime is also among the challenges the continent faces in the 21st Century. The differnet reflections of organized crime destzblizes social fabrics, foster insecurity and brings about huamn tragedy are causing the continent serious security problems.

Opening Remarks by Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE)

Tana 2013

In his opening speech, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after welcoming the participants notes that the Tana High Level Forum is intended to serve as a forum that provides opportunities for African leaders and other stakeholders – private and public alike – to exchange experiences and insights of peace and security issues among themselves – and draw practical lessons that they will adapt to their respective environments. He also congragulates the Tana leadership for a job well done.

Tana 2018 Discussion Papers

Report of the 2nd Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

Tana 2013 Report

The report contains specehs from H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, H.E Olusegun Obasajo, Former President of Nigeria and Tana Board Chairperson, H.E. Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia and H.E. Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan. The report also contains speeches by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Prof. Andreas Eshete, Tana Board Deputy Chairperson and Adviser to the Prime Minister with a rank of a minister, forwarding tributes to the late prime minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi. Moreover Key note adresses, discussion papers and photos from the event are also included.