African leaders meet in Addis to review political, security situation in DRC

African Heads of State and Government today met in Ethiopia’s capital
Addis Ababa to review the political and security situation in the
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, Current Chair of AU and
President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, South African President Cyril
Ramaphosa, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and Chairperson of the AU
Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat‏ are in attendance of the summit

In his opening remark at the summit kicked off at the African Union
headquarters, Paul Kagame, said the efforts being made to find African
solutions for African problems is important to prevent foreign
interference.

The crisis occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the
presidential elections held on 30th December 2018 should be resolved by
authorized institutions in the country, Kagame said.

Despite an invitation from AU, President of DRC Joseph Kabila is
unable to attend the meeting due to current situation in the country.
However, he is ready to accept if the African Union comes up with
solutions, he said.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat,‏
for his part said today’s meeting was called with a view to finding a
viable solution that appeals to all stakeholders involved in the DRC
situation.

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