ISTANBUL 

As African Union’s (AU) master goal to silence the guns in the continent by 2020 draws nearer, the official responsible for the project expresses satisfaction with the progress and is hopeful to meet the deadline.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Ramtane Lamamra, AU high representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa, claimed that over the next one year, Africa, known for conflicts and bloodshed, is ready to shed its image.

He noted the continent has made progress in preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts, citing peace agreements in South Sudan and Central African Republic, and peaceful elections in

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