Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Osinbajo in Ethiopia for AU Summit

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is representing Nigeria at the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Ethiopia.

The session would hold on Monday after a week-long pre-summit activities involving ministers and other stakeholders.

In one of such activities, Nigeria officially assumed the one-month rotational chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC).

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the AU, Mr. Bankole Adeoye, took over from Mr. Susan Sikaneta, the Permanent Representative of Zambia, who held the Presidency for the month of June.

3rd from right is Acting President Osinbajo in a group photo with other leaders at the AU summit in Addis Ababa.


Adeyemo, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Addis Asaba said under he would focus on the implementation of AU’s Master Road Map of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020.

“Equally, the Council will build on the substantial progress being recorded by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against terrorism and seek to gain better understanding of the root causes of the conflict.

“Also to be considered by the Council during this period are the political and security situations in Guinea Bissau, Somalia, South Sudan, Mali/Sahel and Libya.

”Essentially, Nigeria as chairperson of the Council will prioritise the open debate by the AU Member States on Child soldiers / out of school children in armed conflict situations.”

He said with the support of other members of the Council, Nigeria would use its month-long presidency to actively promote sub-regional and continental peace and security in line with the principles of the AU Peace and Security Council Protocol and the mandate of the Council.

NAN reports that in view of Nigeria’s leadership role at the sub-regional and continental levels, the country has sustained its membership of this most vital mechanism since its founding in 2002.

The Peace and Security Council is the primary organ of the African Union, which is patterned along the UN Security Council to enforce Union decisions, particularly in matters relating to maintenance of peace and security.

Members of the Council are elected by the Assembly of the AU so as to reflect regional balance within Africa, as well as a variety of other criteria, including capacity to contribute militarily and financially to the Union.

The Council is composed of 15 countries, of which five are elected to three-year term, and 10 to two-year term.

The current members of the PSC are Nigeria, Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

Avatar photo
Written By

“Montage Africa” is built to be a truly inspirational lifestyle magazine.


On Monday, March 6th 2023, BUILD Nigeria, a registered youth-led nonprofit providing low-income Nigerian students with opportunities to study at world-class universities, announced that all...


Nearly 200 people march in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, in support of China and Russia, four days after nine Chinese...


In this interview with ABBANOBI – EKU ONYEKA in his office in Abuja, the President, of Kubwa Hotel Owners Association, Kubwa, Abuja the Federal...


SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced GROW with SAP, a new offering to help midsize customers adopt cloud ERP that enables speed, predictability and continuous...


At only nine years old, Adejoke Lasisi began learning to weave aso-oke under the watchful eyes of her mother. It would take her another 15 years...


Reuters  South Africa’s rand strengthened against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday after efforts by regulators to allay fears over the global banking...


Zimbabwe is turning to coal from China to boost its power supply. The country is struggling to meet its needs as power cuts can last up to 19 hours a day. The economy...


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a nationwide strike for public workers over fuel and cash scarcity in the country. Speaking on Wednesday,...


By Nick Said The recent World Cup in Qatar has been a massive boost for African football and provided a newfound respect for the...


South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Thursday voted against a motion for an inquiry into alleged widespread corruption at the...


Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba hosted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Libreville with several Central African heads of state at a summit on...


The monumental failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank earlier this month have raised concerns of system-wide contagion that could spread to other...