Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the AU Commission, strongly condemns the horrific and barbaric terrorist attack in which 12 people were killed and several others wounded at the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, said the AU in a statement on Thursday.
The chairperson described the tragic incident as a clear attack on press freedom and all other forms freedom of expression.
"This act of terrorism, as with all others that continue to be perpetuated around the world, must be condemned and fought against with unreserved energy by the international community," she said.
Dlamini-Zuma expressed her sincere condolences to the bereaved families and the speedy recovery of the wounded.
The chairperson also conveyed her support and solidarity, and that of the AU to the government and the people of France, said the statement.