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African Leaders Begin to Arrive in Addis Ababa for Summit

ADDIS ABABA – Leaders have started to arrive in Addis Ababa for the two-day long African Union Heads of State and Government Summit over the weekend.



President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, was the first heads of state to Arrive in the capital followed by the Vice President of the Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, president Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, and president Macky Sall of Senegal were the among among the leaders that consequently arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Thursday evening.

About 25 leaders of AU member states are expected to convene the summit in-person for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in 2020.



The summit is taking place under the year 2022 theme, “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”.

The year 2022 also marks the 20th anniversary, since the African Union was officially launched in 2002, as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

 

featured Image Caption: President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was among the leaders that arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Thursday evening. [Photo MoFA]

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