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Migration and the Ebola crisis in Africa are some of the concerns brought up for discussion at this year's African Union Summit. More than 50 heads of states gathered in South Africa to find resolutions to these issues.
The 25th African Union summit began in Johannesburg with an affirmation that the continent could achieve its Agenda 2063 goals of a prosperous and technologically advanced continent at peace with itself. Issues up for discussion include violent conflict, terrorism and migration.
African heads of state and government are gathering in Johannesburg for the 25th African Union summit, where the discussions are expected to centre on the crisis in Burundi, terrorist groups in Nigeria and Kenya, and the finalisation of the Continental Free Trade Area.
African leaders are in Pretoria for the 25th summit of the African Union, where discussions will target Agenda 2063. The agenda is a road map to achieve continental development goals. The theme of the summit puts the focus on empowering and developing the continent's women and girls.
It was down to business for African heads of state as they began their two-day African Union summit in Addis Ababa on Sunday morning. High on the agenda was the Vision 2063 strategy to enable the continent overcome its challenges over the next 50 years.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development on the continent.