Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will chair AU for the next two years

AU new chairman Abdul Fettah al-Sisi to focus on combating Terrorism

Abdul Fettah al-Sisi
Abdul Fettah al-Sisi and Abiy Ahmed
Photo credit : OPM

borkena
February 11,2019

As the African Union Heads of States wrapped up today, the 64 years of Egyptian President-Abdul Fettah al-Sisi – took over as Chair person of African Union.

He will chair the continental organization, was established in 1963 in Addis Ababa, until 2020. He is taking over from Rwandan president Paul Kagame who served the organization as Chairperson for the last two years.

Mr. Kagame thanked governments of African countries and institutions, among others, for their support during his chairmanship of the African Union in the past two years.

In his first speech as African Union Chairperson, Abdul Fettah al-Sisi said that peace and security will remain priorities for the organization.

Aljazeera quoted him as saying “Terrorism remains a cancer that affects African nations and steals the dreams of our people and we must identify and combat those who fund terrorism activities on the continent.”

Kagame told Sisi “There is no doubt that you … will take our union forward decisively to new and greater heights.”

Chair of African Union position rotates regionally every two years.



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One Response to "Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will chair AU for the next two years"

  1. rezen   February 12, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Subject: ” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will chair AU for the next two years”

    Commentary, 11 Feb 2018
    Quote: “Kagame told Sisi “There is no doubt that you … will take our union forward decisively to new and greater heights.”” Unquote

    It is the greatest sarcasm that has ever been pronounced. Kagame is the shrewdest politician in Africa (with his own sensitive issues of the past ) and he knows very well who Sisi is. Sisi too knows what Kagame is saying.

    With respect to Ethiopia, Abiy will have a chunk full of maneuvering from Sasi, mostly on the question of the Nile — and any other subjects in favour of Arab Countries, covering the Northern part of Africa. It is NOT a secrete that the Arab countries have no affinity to the Black African Countries [“abid” as they call us]. History remembers that the relationship between the Black Africans and the Arabs is something of denigration and taking advantage of TRADE not only of material substances but also of Black Africans themselves as Slaves …………..

    Indeed, the history of Black Africa is a HORROR STORY that the world wouldn’t talk about. Instead, the World takes Africa not only as a source of precious materials but also as a PHYSICAL SPACE for the growing population of some industrious countries. In an African country, Chinese Language is being “taught” [euphemism for brain-washing] starting from the fresh minds of elementary school children up to university level. Imagine, what Africa will be in the near future.

    In the mean time, the African Union exists as a source of high paying employment for crafty individuals for their own private benefits – while the ordinary African population remain exactly as the imgae goes >>> constant beggars for daily faint existence (NEVER LIVING).

    “CRY, MY BELOVED COUNTRY” Alan Payton

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