The new headquarters of the African Union Intelligence and Security Services Commission (CISSA) of the African Union is ready. Built on equity by Equatorial Guinea, the new building was inaugurated by Teodoro Obiang N’guema, the president of the country. It was on February 9 in Abdis Abeba, on the sidelines of the 33rd Ordinary Summit of the African Union.
The donor noted the effects of the bad actions of the other intelligence services, inviting the CISSA to more ardor and determination.
Created with the aim of facing conflicts and guaranteeing peace, CISSA is more than ever confronted with the reality on the ground with the worrying rise of terrorism. Several countries on the continent are plagued by repeated and deadly attacks orchestrated by jihadist groups. The actions of Boko Haram, AQIM, and other terrorist organizations have ended up weakening many states, including Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Cameroon, and even Côte d’Ivoire. which experienced a terrorist attack in March 2015.
The main challenge for CISSA will be to take the lead to guarantee peace among its members, but above all to prevent crises and enemy attacks, a aspect on which the organization has really struggled in more than 16 years of existence.
Note that the cost of construction work for this new seat has not been disclosed.