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“Violent acts often represent a tipping point in conflicts, a threshold very difficult to return from. However, together we have to remind our African leaders that peace is possible, because peace is a choice. Surely within our Ubuntu societies there exists a wide variety of methods for fostering more nonviolent, pro-social attitudes, including violence prevention, tolerance, cooperative learning, conflict resolution, and peace education curricula, to name a few. And it must start with peace education curricula for all our schools and at all levels. Surely, the AU and its Members must understand that the socialization and indoctrination of constructive, nonviolent methods of problem solving are key for the attainment of an Africa that is able to really silence the guns.”

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There are currently fifteen African countries involved in war, or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension. In West Africa, the countries include Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. In East Africa, the countries include Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda. In Central Africa, the countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda. In North Africa, the country is Algeria and in South Africa, the countries include Angola and Zimbabwe (Source: AU Watch).