5th AFRIPOL NLOs meeting: Strengthening police cooperation across Africa

The 5th meeting of AFRIPOL National Liaison Offices (NLOs) is taking place in Algiers, Algeria from 1st to 3rd July 2024, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts of the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL).

Forty-eight (48) leaders and experts from NLOs Police agencies of African Union member states attended this important annual event, alongside with African and international partners such as the African Union Center for Research on Terrorism, PAPS, INTERPOL, GIZ, UNODC, FRONTEX and GROUP IB. The meeting serves as an essential platform for in-depth discussions, knowledge exchange, and the formulation of collaborative approaches to address shared security challenges and is an opportunity to explore innovative strategies for enhancing policing across Africa.

Dr Resila Atieno Onyango, the assistant of the Inspector General of the National Police of Kenya who was Charing the meeting declared that “the 5th AFRIPOL NLOs Meeting in Algiers underscores our collective commitment to advancing police cooperation in Africa”. She added that “By fostering stronger collaboration and innovation, we aim to develop more effective frameworks for combating transnational crime and ensuring the safety of our communities.”

This event not only strengthens the bonds between African Union member states and international partners but also charts a course for a more secure and resilient Africa. It highlights the crucial role of collective action in addressing regional security issues and promoting stability across the continent.

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