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President Buhari Arrives Addis Ababa For AU Summit

President Buhari Arrives Addis Ababa For AU Summit

Libya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic are expected to take centre stage during the discussions on the security situation on the continent.

The summit follows years of negotiations, since May 2011, between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over GERD.

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

For the continent that desperately requires substantial financial resources to meet its extensive development needs, including in filling its huge infrastructure gap, such a significant amount of financial resources leakage through IFF and various forms of corrupt practices is definitely something that needs to be fought with every energy that can be mustered, she added.

"What that tells you is that the whole continent is looking at the good work that our president is doing, pushing back and fighting corruption effectively".

"Although the AU has appointed and mandated Champions for a number of concurrent matters of interest to the continent, this is the first the problem of corruption is getting this sort of attention".

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.

"So, they (African leaders) have their plates full and it is going to be deeply and highly engaging for them".

"We are looking forward to perhaps one of the busiest summit ever in the African Union".

"The endorsement is, in addition, a recognition of the President Buhari administration's commitment and glowing success in the fight against corruption in Nigeria".

The president's participation in the AU summit comes within the framework of Egypt's keenness to strengthen and develop relations with African countries and to participate effectively in efforts to strengthen the mechanisms of joint African action for the benefit of the African peoples, said Bassam Rady, the official spokesman of Egypt's presidency.

He listed those in the minister's delegation to include: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, among others.