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UN chief to address African Union summit later this week

January 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will head to Ethiopia later this week to attend the African Union summit.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. chief will arrive in Addis Ababa on Thursday and address the high-level AU meeting on Friday.

Dujarric said Monday that Ban will attend several other meetings including an AU Peace and Security Council meeting on South Sudan, Boko Haram and Ebola. He will also co-host an Ebola event with the chair of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

The theme of this year’s AU summit is “Year of Women Empowerment and Development Towards Agenda 2063”

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