Covid-19, Conflict on the Agenda At AU Summit

African leaders have gathered in a virtual summit, hosted from Addis Ababa, a year after Egypt recorded the first case of Covid-19 on the continent. The two-day African Union gathering focused on the continent's pandemic response and security crises on the continent. Member states were expected to  vote to choose people to lead a restructured AU executive body. The results are expected to shape how the multi-national alliance responds to the pandemic and a host of economic and security challenges, writes Michael Fitzpatrick for RFI. Democratic Republic of the Congo President Félix Tshisekedi has officially taken over the body's rotating chairship. The summit was held on February 6 and 7, 2021.


President Cyril Ramaphosa presiding over the 13th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government on the African Continental Free Trade Area, December 5, 2020.

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