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Zuma, ministers in Ethiopia for AU summit

Paul Kagame Paul Kagame
Lora Ball | 26 January, 2018, 16:04

He pointed out that the choice of the theme€™s subject comes in the light of the African Union€™s awareness of how great a priority it is to combat corruption and to avoid wasting public wealth for the sake of using it in developing the continent.

Ramallah, Jan. 25 (BNA): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will head to the Ethiopia to take part in the African Union Summit, which will be held in Addis Ababa on Sunday and Monday.

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to make a presentation on corruption in Africa, report says the continent loses $148 billion a year to the scourge.

Songwe said these goals were unlikely to be realised unless corruption is aggressively and swiftly addressed.

"Adjusting for population growth, the projected economic growth remains inadequate for Africa to make significant progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the eradication of poverty and hunger", said Songwe.

'For Africa, we plan a rebound in growth to 3.5 percent in 2018 and 3.7 percent in 2019, supported by stronger external demand and a moderate increase in commodity prices, ' he added.

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Corrupt practices undermine the future of Africa, including illicit financial outflows in which the region loses 50 billion dollars a year, denounced the official. "As Such, there's need to upscale efforts at structural reforms, prudent economic management and promoting regional integration", she further said.

Fighting against corruption and attaining financial independence will be the two major themes of the 30th summit of AU's heads of states and governments.

He will also attend a session to discuss the report of the Agenda 2063 Ministerial Follow-up Committee.

"Morocco has a very important role in the areas of peace and security, trade promotion and infrastructure development in the continent", said Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU).

The endorsement was in recognition of his personal commitment and widely acclaimed anti-graft drive at the domestic level.

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