President Hage Geingob is concerned about the reversal of democratic processes in some African countries, more than 50 years after the continent rid itself of colonialism.

President Geingob expressed the sentiments when he hosted the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at State House.

Dr Geingob lauded the African Union's progress in promoting democracy among member states since its formation.

However, recent developments in some countries, such as Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Sudan, and others, are threatening to reverse these gains made in consolidating democracy across the continent.

Currently, five AU member states are under suspension owing to military coups and other unconstitutionalities, which concern the Namibian Head of State.

President Geingob, who is an ardent advocate for leaders to stick to set term limits in office, cautions fellow leaders to respect the will of the people.

The AU Commission Chairperson is in Namibia for a high-level retreat with mediators, mediation experts, and practitioners from regional economic communities such as SADC, ECOWAS, and EAC.

The retreat, which starts on Saturday, is expected to reflect on ongoing AU-led mediation and dialogue processes, and recommendations are further envisioned to achieve sustainable peace in Africa.

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