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Botswana calls for restructuring of AU

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Botswana on Monday, 12 November 2018, called for the restructuring of the African Union (AU) as it supports the reform agenda of the continental body.

In a statement released ahead of the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government to be held in Ethiopia on Friday, 16 November 2018, the southern African said it “strongly supports the reform agenda of the African Union, which is aimed at restructuring the continental body to effectively and efficiently address developmental challenges, in particular the attainment of Agenda 2063: The Africa we Want!”

The statement added that the summit, which will be held under the 2018 theme: ‘Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’, will deliberate on the AU institutional reform, with specific focus on the reform of the AU Commission and the mandate of the AU Development Agency (AUDA).

In addition, the Extraordinary Summit will consider the outcome of the 19th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council on the ACP post 2020 Framework.

Botswana President, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, is due in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 16 November 2018, to attend the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), to be held from 17 November 2018 to 18 November 2018.

– APA

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