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RD CONGO: Félix Tshisekedi, new current president of the AU

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Félix Tshisekedi @Présidence RD Congo

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi officially took the reins of the African Union this Saturday, at the opening of the 34th Conference of Heads of State of the Organization which opened in Addis Ababa. By AgenceEcofine

The Congolese president, who succeeds his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, has received the symbolic attributes of power which are the flag and the hammer.

For this one-year mandate, the strong man of Kinshasa articulates his program around nine main pillars, which range from the fight against covid-19 to that against climate change, including peace, security, culture, gender or African integration.

The summit, the holding of which was the subject of debate during the previous days due to the health situation, is finally held in a particular format: the Heads of State of the continent are connected by videoconference while only the incoming president and the Chairman of the commission are at the podium, in front of about fifty personalities.

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Source : AgenceEcofine / By Octave Bruce

       

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