Tana 2013 Programme

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Day I: Saturday 20th April 2013

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 2013 in the Media

Tana 2013 Discussion Papers

Organised Crime and Security in Africa

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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 2013 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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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 2013 Other Documents

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.