African Union elects El-Sisi chairman for 2019, Ramaphosa for 2020

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 11, 2019) The 32nd African Union summit in Addis Ababa elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as its chairman for the year 2019, while also announcing South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for the for the year 2020. El-Sisi will replace Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The summit of the heads of state and government has ...

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African Union to unveil Haile Selassie statue as 32nd summit kicks off in Addis Ababa

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 5, 2019) The African Union will unveil the commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union on 10 February 2019 in Addis Ababa. The Emperor’s statue will be the second to be erected at the AU headquarter. In 2012, the statue of Ghanaian Pan-Africanist ...

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Ethiopia to issue visa on arrival to Africans

ESAT News (October 8, 2018) Ethiopia says it will meet the deadline set by the African Union for African travelers to get visa on arrival instead of applying prior to their trip. The African Union has set a goal for a visa free travel within the continent by 2020. Seychelles is so far the only country that requires no visas ...

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