As part of efforts to bring the best of Africa to the rest of the world, and in line with its overarching mandate of promoting Afro-positivism, African Leadership Magazine will be providing extensive coverage of the 36th ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government, billed to hold from the 15th – 19th February 2023 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The summit, with the theme: Accelerating the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA, will have in attendance heads of state and government, ministers, members of the diplomatic community, development partners and organizations, and business leaders, among other key stakeholders.
The adoption and implementation of AfCFTA as the AU theme for 2023 comes against the backdrop of the AU Summit on Industrialization, Economic Diversification, and an Extraordinary Session on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), held November 25 in Niamey, Niger. This signifies African leaders continued high-level political commitment towards AfCFTA’s implementation.
The 2023 AU summit coincides with the 20th anniversary of the creation of the AU and the 60th anniversary of its precursor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), just as 2023 will also mark the commencement of Agenda 2063’s Second Ten-Year Implementation Plan (STYIP).
A team from the African Leadership Magazine will be participating and providing front-row accounts of resolutions, debates and discussions towards advancing Africa’s shared prosperity.
The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999).
The AU is guided by its vision of “An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” And one of the principal aims of the AU, which is to promote democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance, strongly aligns with the mission and vision of the African Leadership magazine, a Pan-African organization duly registered in the United Kingdom.
The African Leadership magazine is a Pan-African Media organization published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198). The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today, with a core mission to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and development in Africa and a vision to become the undisputed vehicle of first choice in showcasing the continent’s continual growth in the critical sectors of international development.