Somali president attends AU summit

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Friday morning travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the African Union (AU) summit.

The AU is holding the 26th Ordinary Session of the AU General Assembly for Heads of State and Government today.

At the summit, the heads of state and government are expected to appoint the Bureau and Drafting Committee for 2016 and discuss strategic issues such as financing the African Union, governance, elections and constitutionalism.

President Hassan will attend a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council.

The meeting will focus on the issue of terrorism in Africa and review developments in South Sudan and Somalia.

It will provide an opportunity for the heads of state and government to reflect on terrorism in Africa, with a view to enhancing Africa’s efforts against the menace.

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