African leaders are meeting in Addis Ababa. They will attend their first in-person summit since the COVID-19 epidemic began on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers say this year’s theme is “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent.” But they’ll also have to deal with a lot of paperwork.
South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will discuss the continental plan for combating the COVID-19 outbreak at the assembly’s 35th ordinary session on Saturday.The scourge of coups that has recently rattled Western Africa is also on the table. The Peace and Security Council has suspended Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, and Sudan from the institution due to illegitimate regime changes.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi has previously presented photographer and author Osvalde Lewat with the first Pan-African Literature Prize during the session. The group, which will mark its 20th anniversary this summer, is also facing difficulties. The state of Israel will be given observer status, which will be the subject of discussion at the meeting.
When the news broke last year, Algeria and South Africa expressed remorse for Moussa Faki Mahamat, the African Union commission’s head, taking a unilateral decision. Congolese Félix Tshisekedi will hand over the baton to Senegalese Macky Sall as the African Union’s new chairperson.