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Cameroon president boycotts African Union Heads of State summit

African heads of state this Monday July 3 began meeting in Addis Ababa for the 29th ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union.
The continental leaders are meeting under the theme: ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”
During the two days forum the African leaders are expected to discuss some of the pressing crises affected the continent, including those in Mali, South Sudan and Libya.
They will also discuss the report on the Institutional Reform of the AU, peace and security issues, and the reform of the United Nations Security Council among other topics on the summit agenda.
Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya is one of several heavyweight leaders of the African continent absent at the summit.
Mr Paul Biya continues to maintain his long absence from AU’s conference meetings and has been represented by Prime Minister, Philemon Yang.
Meanwhile Nigeria’s vice president and Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is present at the summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia representing Nigeria.
Other continental heavyweights like South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, and Sudan’s Omar El Bashir amongst others are absent.
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