French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, where he is welcomed by the Commission Chair Moussa Faki. IMAGES
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi
African leaders arrive in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit which will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, pass the baton to Egypt, which is expected to focus more on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of arrivals
Continental leaders gather at a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed election in the DR Congo. The DR Congo election commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner last Thursday. But a different opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, has appealed the result, saying it was an “electoral coup” forged in backroom dealings between Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila.
The battle to lead South Africa’s ruling ANC party has intensified in recent weeks and the fight to replace controversial President Zuma, in December this year, is sure to be a bloody one. The leading contenders are deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chairwoman of the African Union — and the president’s ex-wife.