African Dictators Open Summit in Ethiopia – By VOA News

January 31st, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The three-day summit of leaders from the 53-nation African Union opened Thursday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, with the post-election violence in Kenya expected to dominate the agenda. (more…)

The three-day summit of leaders from the 53-nation African Union opened Thursday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, with the post-election violence in Kenya expected to dominate the agenda.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is among 40 heads of state or government expected to participate. Kenya’s foreign minister said the continental body has accepted Mr. Kibaki as the country’s sole representative at the summit, rejecting a request for equal treatment by Kenya’s opposition Orange Democratic Movement.

Also attending the summit is United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will call for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

The leaders are also expected to discuss peacekeeping missions in Somalia and Sudan’s Darfur region. They will also elect a successor to Ghanian President Alpha Oumar Konare, the current chairman of the A.U.

In the lead up to the conference, the U.N. peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guehenno met with Sudanese and A.U. representatives about speeding deployment of peacekeeping troops to Darfur. Also, South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki briefed southern African leaders on his efforts to ease Zimbabwe’s long-standing political crisis.

The conference’s official theme is industrialization, with discussions about spurring Africa’s economic potential.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

  1. Yohannes
    | #1

    Shame on these Monkeys!

    Look at Melese – 17 years in power like his predcessor Mengistu h/m and there is no end for his crime and greed.

    I feel sorry for 1500+ Kenyans who died because of Kibaki’s greed. It is similar to the 200 peopled died in Ethiopia with Zenawi’s sniper.

    What a shame! I see a group of Monkeys gathered to decide on nothing but how to destroy Africa and build their empire.

  2. gemoraw
    | #2

    It was better bombing the AU office which is found at Addis Ababa when the african monkey leaderfs gather together.this sub saharans deictators chocked us down.I am happy not to be there ans seeing them when they have a meeting in ADDIS.africa is in war and coalition it is because of them.I am nnot sure what compose their mind.it is n’t shame seeing them on 21st sentury?????? our dictator meles is gonna be the leader again.he is ready to cheat and kill our brothers again.

    IGZIABIHER KISFETUN BESETEW/BESETACHEW.

    to they are allive no more africa,nomore peace!!

  3. gemoraw
    | #3

    It was better bombing the AU office which is found at Addis Ababa when the african monkey leaders gather together.this sub saharans deictators chocked us down.I am happy not to be there for seeing them when they have a meeting in ADDIS.africa is always in war and coalition it is because of them.I am nnot sure what compose their mind.it is n’t shame seeing them on 21st century?????? our dictator meles is gonna be the leader again.he is ready to cheat and kill our brothers again.

    IGZIABIHER KISFETUN BESETEW/BESETACHEW.

    as far as they are allive no more africa,nomore peace!!

  4. | #4

    I hope one day these so called leaders, can come to grip that power comes from the people. And I hope one day, Peace in Africa will prevail and these animals will be tamed and they will leave office with ballot box than bullets. I hope, Then we will have democracy and progress in our continent.

    By the way Konare the AU General Secratary. Kuffer is the Chairman. Do not mix them up.

  5. | #5

    I hope one day these so called leaders, can come to grip that power comes from the people. And I hope one day, Peace in Africa will prevail and these animals will be tamed and they will leave office with ballot box than bullets. I hope, Then we will have democracy and progress in our continent.

    By the way Konare is the AU General Secratary. Kuffer is the Chairman. Do not mix them up.

  6. misgina
    | #6

    ghanian president is not Alpha Omuar Konare ,Ghanian president is Ghone Adigo Akufuor.

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