President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the African Union Summit formally opening on Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda.
The 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union is scheduled to hold from 17 to 18 July, 2016, although a retreat of African Heads of State and Governments has been scheduled for today July 16 ahead of the formal summit opening on Sunday.
The AU summit theme is, ‘African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women’. 2016 is also being celebrated by the Union as the year of Human Rights with the aim of raising awareness on human and peoples’ rights, particularly women’s rights, on the continent and taking stock of progress or efforts made, including major challenges and/or obstacles encountered. Read more