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Ethiopian PM tipped to take over as AU Chair

Last time Ethiopia Chaired IGAD and AU's Peace and Security Council to target Eritrea with sanctions.  Eritrea objects the appointment of Ethiopia as AU chair.
Last time Ethiopia Chaired IGAD and AU’s Peace and Security Council to slap Eritrea with sanctions. Eritrea will file its objection.

By AFP,

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is slated to take over as the chairperson of the African Union this month, replacing Benin president Boni Yayi as the head of the pan-African bloc, officials said Wednesday.

Ethiopia is going to pick up the chairmanship of the African Union,” Ethiopian Foreign Affairs spokesman Dina Mufti told AFP.

Hailemariam must be officially voted in by member states at the opening of this month’s African Union heads of state summit that runs from Jan 27 – 28.  Continue reading Ethiopian PM tipped to take over as AU Chair