28th AU Summit Kicks off in Addis Ababa

Date of posting : January 31, 2017

The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) kicked off on Monday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

The summit is expected to elect a new commission chairperson.

This year’s summit is under the theme “Harnessing Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth.”

The summit will discuss Morocco’s request to rejoin the AU.

The 28th AU Summit will also discuss the means to maintain peace and security in Africa, the financing of the AU and the establishment of a continental free trade area.