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AU anniversary celebrations underway
AU head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma hosts African leaders in Addis Ababa on the AU’s 50th.
ADDIS ABABA - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Saturday cracked the whip with African leaders marking their 50th anniversary of unity in Addis Ababa. President Zuma said he found it useful that economic and other sacred powers were speared.
President Jacob Zuma said the spirited and challenging debate it produced was useful to a continent overcoming many challenges.
African leaders and selected guests had only three minutes to deliver their speeches at the Africa Day celebration at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
It produced reggae music from former Jamaican Premier Percival James Patterson, a tirade from a comely Zimbabwean youth leader Tendai Wenyika and an admonition from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that it’s about ideology and not biology.
“People put forward very hard questions that growth without development does not mean much. But if it does not impact on the people then it’s a challenge.”
Leaders then went off to listen to a concert featuring some of the best musicians on the continent.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
President Zuma said he found it useful that economic and other sacred powers were speared.
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