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Sisi heads to Ethiopia for African Union summit

Sisi heads to Ethiopia for African Union summit”

'The challenge many African countries face is they do not have the capacity to deal with corruption challenges, as they often face multinational firms who have far more capacity to evade taxes or engage in other corrupt practices, ' he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Addis Ababa for the 30th summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). The AU has chosen the theme of winning the fight against corruption as a sustainable launch pad for Africa and its transformation.

The summit will set the agenda for the 30th ordinary session of heads of states and governments which will start on January, 27th. Faki Mahamat commented on the topic of 2018, considering that choosing this topic was absolute because corruption has aggravated in the continent causing devastating consequences on the economic development, social coherence and political stability. "The statements on Jerusalem, a reduction of contribution to a peacekeeping operations budget. the continent can not keep quiet about all these", said Mahmat.

Rumors circulate that Algeria is getting ready to the permanent membership, knowing that the Peace and Security Council in the African Union is chaired by the Algerian Ismail Chergui.

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Adesina said that apart from anti-corruption, other issues lined for consideration by African leaders and their delegations would include peace and security (transnational terrorism). institutional reforms of the continental body and free movement of persons.

The African Union (AU) summit will kick off on Sunday with the attendance of the leaders of 55 African member states, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

The endorsement was in recognition of his personal commitment and widely acclaimed anti-graft drive at the domestic level.



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