30 January 2016

Africa: Chad's Déby Becomes New African Union Chairman

Addis Ababa — Chadian President Idriss Itno Déby Saturday has been appointed Saturday new Chairman of the African Union in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) at the end of the 26th ordinary summit of the AU.

Deby, who will hold the rotating presidency of the AU for a year, succeeds Robert Mugabe.

"The rise of terrorism in the world and particularly in Africa requires joint efforts. Solidarity in the face of this phenomenon should not be reduced to words," Deby stressed.


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