African Union leaders set to meet to review free trade, crises | News

African Union (AU) leaders are set to meet in Mauritania for a two-day summit focusing on free trade, tackling corruption and dealing with the continent’s humanitarian and security crises.

The theme of the meeting, which starts on Sunday in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott, is Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.

Delegates are expected to review the peace process in South Sudan and the reconciliation plans between Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose relations have been severely strained for decades.

Other issues high on the agenda are likely to be the upcoming elections in countries such as Cameroon, Mali, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Joseph Kabila, the DRC president who is constitutionally ineligible for December’s poll after…

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