The African Union is hoping to end all wars across the African Continent by 2020.

This was revealed when the Economic, Social and  Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) which is an Organ of the AU held its meeting in Accra last week.

Chairman, Peace and Security Cluster at ECOSOCC, Eugene Ngalim Nyuydine said during the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU held from July 3-4, 2017, at Addis Ababa adopted a roadmap on silencing the gun in Africa by 2020.

They also adopted September Month which is meant for the surrender and collection of illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALM) in the Continent as a gateway to silencing the gun in African.


According to him, Member States are expected to promote and organise initiatives for voluntary surrender of illicit weapons in civilians’ possession on condition of anonymity and immunity from prosecution.

Mr Ngalim Eugene Nyuydine added that various Heads of States can decide to give incentives to those who are possessing arms unlawfully so they will voluntarily submit the weapons which he believes can bring peace to the African Continent.