Sisi: Africa ‘threatened by cross-border terrorism’

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi answers a question from the media upon his arrival at Algiers airport June 25, 2014. (Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Thursday that Africa was facing a "plague" of cross-border terrorist groups that could threaten its "people and economies."

Speaking at the opening of an African Union summit in Malabo, Sisi said: "Africa is threatened by cross-border terrorism," in statements carried by Agence France-Presse.

The Egyptian president called on leaders gathering in the capital of Equatorial Guinea to "firmly face up to this plague to preserve the dignity of our people and economies."

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