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28 January 2018, 12:10 | Nina Hammond
AU Commission: Moussa Faki Mahmat
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.
African leaders have been called upon to lead in setting good examples in the anti-corruption fight.
The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly and a number of associated meetings, including a session on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) gets underway in the Ethiopian capital at the weekend.
Beyond corruption, delegates attending the summit would also be brainstorming on ways of implementing single air transportation system, free movement on the continent, free trade, climate change, security among other issues bedeviling the continent. So, it is important for President Muhammadu Buhari that he has been chosen as the champion for this theme.
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The WHO said, on the other hand, seven African countries, with less than 10,000 cases of malaria, could reduce transmission to zero by the year 2020. The Agenda is a framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years and the flagship projects are those approved by the AU Summit and seen as very urgent and relevant.
According to Alonso, even though malaria is a continental problem, some countries, such as Nigeria, have the largest share of cases in the African continent.
During a summit that will last for two day, the executive council will examine the rapports of the PRC, the work of the president of AU Commission from January to December 2017, and the rapports of the delegated committees of the executive council.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, and the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, are in the President's delegation to the summit.
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