AU Summit set for SA
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN leaders are scheduled to discuss topical political and economic issues in the continent when they meet in South Africa for the African Union Summit this coming weekend.
The 25th edition of the continental event is slated for Saturday at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
About 20 African heads of state are expected including the five founding countries of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) comprising Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt.
Among other leaders expected include The AU Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and Senegalese President, Macky Sall.
Host President, Jacob Zuma, and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will attend.
Chairman of AU, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, will lead the meeting.
Economic empowerment of African women, financing of Africa’s regional infrastructure and the AU Agenda 2063 are among issues that will top the agenda.
– CAJ News
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