All expected delegates present for AU Summit


  • KAMAPALA, July 19 – 49 delegations have so far arrived in Uganda for the 10 day summit that kicks off today in Kampala. The meeting commences today at Common Wealth Speke Resort Munyonyo ahead of the 15th Ordinary Session of the assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government on July 25th.

    According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Guma Muganda, three countries; Madagascar, Niger and Guinea will not attend because they are suspended from AU for unconstitutional change of Governments. Morocco will not attend following its withdrawal from OAU in 1984 when most African countries recognized Sahrawi as a state which Morocco had annexed in 1975. The meeting kicks off amid tight security. Many heads of states have confirmed attendance.

    The meeting will be opened by former Irish President Mary Robinson on Wednesday in Kampala under the theme, “Maternal, Infant and Child health and Development in Africa”, in line with the millennium Development Goals. The other key areas to be covered during the summit include peace and security, infrastructure, energy, agriculture and food security.

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