Moussa Faki, the chairman of the African Union Commission, was on Friday before the organization’s foreign ministers at the AU summit held in Addis Ababa on 27 July.
The former Chadian Foreign Minister, who was elected head of the African Union a little over five months ago, did not make any detour to give the priorities of the organization.
One of them is inevitably the reforms announced and entrusted at the January summit, to Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
For Moussa Faki, it is urgent that this reform of the AU is accelerated, hence its appeal to the foreign ministers of the organization to propose “urgent” concrete steps to speed up the process. “2018 must be in the history of our organization the date of its rebirth,” he added.
At the end of April, in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, a meeting on the subject was organized in the presence of Paul Kagame, Moussa Faki, Chadian President Idriss Déby and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde, who is also current AU president.
It served as a framework for further reflection on the reform process. The proposals set out there should be submitted to the summit of Heads of State and Government which opens on Monday.
2018 must be in the history of our organization the date of its rebirth.
In addition to the recasting of the African Union, Moussa Faki again urged African solidarity, the only guarantee of victories and credibility vis-à-vis the rest of the world.
The most recent example is the victory of the Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in the Directorate General of the World Health Organization ( WHO ). An election for which the African ambassadors accredited to the United Nations in Geneva and the African Union had mobilized largely.
Axadle International Monitoring – Africa