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The brand new conference Palace of Sipopo in Malobo (Equatorial Guinea) is crowded. The country is welcoming the 23rd summit of the heads of States and governments of the African Union (AU) which works start on Thursday.
Boko Haram, the Lake District, Sahel and the Central Republic of Africa will be on the agenda of the discussions.
These various current ardent security files should be discussed the day before (on Wednesday afternoon) during the Peace and Security Council meeting (PSC), institution managed by the Algerian Smail Chergui and that celebrates this year its tenth anniversary.
At the same time, every situation will be of negotiations outside the summit. An informal meeting of the nearby countries of Libya was held on Tuesday.
A mini-summit of the heads of States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should be organized on Wednesday in the evening before the meeting on Friday morning of those of the Central African Economic States Community (CEEAC) to discuss the situation in the Central Republic of Africa.
The reinstatement of Egypt by the AU will be one of the major events of this summit. On visit on Wednesday to Algeria, President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi should multiply bilateral talks.
Kindly note that most of the presidents attending this event, arrived in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, 24th June 2014.
We note in particular the participation of the Senegalese Head of State Macky Sall and his counterpart of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, as well as Chairwoman of the AU Commission, Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME