Rwanda to lead AU

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

AMID ef­forts to make the AU fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent and calls for greater con­ti­nen­tal co-op­er­a­tion, Rwanda has been elected as the next leader of the bloc for 2018, re­plac­ing Guinea. It will be the first time that Rwanda will be lead­ing the AU.

A ma­jor theme for the ses­sion that just con­cluded was stress­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion and unity among African coun­tries. Rwanda spear­headed a fi­nanc­ing re­form pro­posal for the AU at the an­nual ses­sion of its Assem­bly which con­cluded in Ad­dis Ababa. The goal is to trans­form the pan-African or­gan­i­sa­tion into a fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent body, re­duc­ing depen­dency on part­ners. – teleSUR

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