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African Union Summit In Mauritania Kicks Off

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African Union Summit In Mauritania Kicks Off

African leaders are expected in Mauritania for the African Union Summit organized under the theme: “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”

Fast forward, this morning in Kigali, President Paul Kagame has met with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki and members of the AU Reforms team ahead of the summit.

This 31st Ordinary Summit of the AU policy organs to be held in Nouakchott, is tackling major issues including; progress review on the institutional reform and self-financing of the African Union, peace, security and humanitarian situation on the continent, the Continental Free Trade Area and the African Common Position on the future of ACP/EU.

The leaders are going to be deliberating on corruption- one of the most pressing governance and development challenges that Africa is confronted with today.

According to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), $80 Billion is lost through illicit flows out of the continent every year.

The summit agenda shows that meetings will be held as follows;

  • Permanent Representative Committee(Ambassadors): 25th – 26th June 2018
  • Executive Council(Ministers of Foreign Affairs): 28th – 29th  June 2018
  • Assembly(Heads of State and Government): 1st – 2nd July 2018

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