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AU Commission chairperson, Mahamat, urges countries to explore peace, not war in conflicts resolution


The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Mousa Faki Mahamat, has expressed concern at the growing challenges of insecurity not only in Africa but the world at large.

Mahamat said it was important for countries engulfed by war to resolve the conflict as innocent civilians were losing lives every day.

The AUC Chairperson said this during the official opening of the 47th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC), the primary deliberative body of the African Union.

This year’s Summit slated for February, 17 to February, 18, 2024 will be held under the theme: “Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilience Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality and Relevant Learning in Africa”.

The Heads of States Summit would be preceded by the Executive Council which will be held from February, 14 to February, 15, 2024.

Mahamat also highlighted the economic impact the war had on countries.

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Meanwhile, Preparations for the African Union 37th Heads of States and Government Summit are underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Rose Sakala, confirmed that the PRC had already started working on relevant documentation for the forthcoming Summit.

“This year’s theme on education resonates well with the government’s position that had seen the introduction of free education,” Sakala said

She stated that President Hakainde Hichilema’s position as AU Champion for ending child marriage had encouraged a lot of girls to return to school.

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