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Africa Feeds | Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Among the reforms adopted is the strengthening of the sanctions regime for non-payment of Member State contributions to address late payment.

by Isaac Kaledzi

Heads of African Union (AU) Member States have adopted new reforms aimed at transforming the African Union.

The adoption of the reforms took place at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The summit was chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his capacity as Chairperson of the AU.

The reforms, whose implementation was assigned to President Kagame by his continental peers last year, have an ultimate aim of weaning Africa off dependence on external aid by making it economically independent.

Among the reforms adopted is the strengthening of the sanctions regime for non-payment of Member State contributions to address late payment.

Decisions were also made on new competency-based selection, election procedures for the senior Leadership positions.

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