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37th AU Summit kicking off in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa

37th AU Summit _ Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
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The 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union is taking place between 17th – 18th February 2024. 

Leaders from many African countries have arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Abeba to attend the summit. The AU’s Assembly is 

” the AU’s supreme policy and decision-making organ. “

Among other things, it “determines the AU’s policies, establishes its priorities, adopts its annual programme and monitors the implementation of its policies and decisions.” 

Apart from African leaders, representatives from other major international organizations including BRICS have arrived in Addis Ababa. Brazilian President, Lula da Silva arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday night. 

This year’s theme of the African Union leaders summit is ““Educate and Skill Africa for the 21st Century” 

This year’s summit is taking place at a time when the continent is facing conflicts including in Ethiopia – the host country – and as hunger is looming. 

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