President Cyril Ramaphosa will be African Union chair for 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be African Union chair for 2020

SA president Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen as African Union chairperson for 2020. The position is currently held by Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who is chair for 2019.

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Next year, SA president Cyril Ramaphosa will take up duties as African Union chairperson; his term will run for one year.

Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is currently serving his year as AU chair for 2019.

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According to Eyewitness News, Sisi was previously suspended from the AU after the unseating of former Egypt leader Mohamed Morsi via a coup.

TimesLIVE reported that Ramaphosa is currently leading an important South African delegation at the 32nd ordinary session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government, in Ethiopia.

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This year, the summit's theme will be"The Year of Refugees, Returnees and International Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa."

Briefly.co.za found out that the current South African president will be dealing with a many diverse topics at this event, with a heavy focus on the great issue of displacement on the continent.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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