President Buhari leaves for 30th AU Summit

Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahmat

Rady said in a statement on Friday that the fight against corruption is gaining importance in many African countries that seek to address the problem in order to realize the aspirations of their peoples to live in dignity.

He said that the meeting would be discussing the persistence of violent conflicts and crisis situations in some parts of the continent.

In the coming year, I look forward to building on relationships established during the African Leaders' Lunch during the United Nations General Assembly, the Africa Ministerial in Washington, and engagements of Ambassador Nikki Haley, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, and my Ambassadors throughout the continent.

According to Songwe, Africa will register an average economic growth of 3.5 and 3.7 this year and next year amid high prevalence of poverty at about an average of 40 percent. "So it is a big thing for our country".

Songwe spoke of the need to upscale efforts at structural reforms, for prudent economic management and promoting regional integration.

The understanding reached today follows the signing at UN Headquarters in April 2017 of a landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the UN and the AU on peace and security, and help the two organizations better respond to the evolving challenges of peace operations.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The AU has chosen the theme of winning the fight against corruption as a sustainable launch pad for Africa for African transformation.

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.

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

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