Conflict and unconstitutional government changes among issues that AU Summit is discussing in Addis Ababa
Heads of states of African countries are arriving in Addis Ababa for the African Union Summit. Maky Sall of Senegal, Alassane Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria are among the leaders who arrived in Addis on Thursday, based on information from the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Ethiopia.
Berhanu Nega, Minister for Education, who is also leader of the opposition party – Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice Party (EZEMA), greeted president Alassane Ouattara and president Muhammadu Buhari upon arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia has been making extensive preparations for the African Union, both in terms of security arrangement and ensuring better guest services, for the event.
For the government, the decision to undertake the AU meeting in Addis Ababa is a great success (it was even making headlines in state media outlets in the country) in terms of disproving “security concerns” statements from the United States and its allies in connection with the war against designated Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) terrorists.
The ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union has been underway since Wednesday this week. Conflicts in the continent and what it called unconstitutional changes of government (coup d’état) are among the topics discussed in the session.
Ethiopia has played a crucial role for the establishment of the Organization of African Union (OAU), in the 1960s when many of the African countries were fighting against colonialism, which is now rebranded as African Union.
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