President Museveni has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 28th Ordinary African Union Summit which starts tomorrow.
At least 54 African leaders will come together in this year’s African Union Summit to elect the new African Union Commission chairperson and the Deputy Chair plus Eight Commissioners of the AU Commission as well
The current Chair of the AU Commission, Dr Dlamini Zuma, tenure came to an end in June 2016 but was extended until January 2017. The assembly will be choosing one of the five candidates vying for the position.
Also high on the AU Assembly is the application made by the Kingdom of Morocco to become the AU’s 55th Member State. The heads of states are expected to make a decision on this.
Today the African Presidents will consider & deliberate on report by Rwandan President Paul kagame focusing on the state of peace and security on the continent. In addition, they will discuss, among other issues, Agenda 2063 of the National Development Programme. Following up on the domestication of the agenda is critical to realise sustainable development.
Other presidents who have arrived include President Salva Kiir from South Sudan, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.