Corruption Costs Africa Billions, Says AU

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The foreign ministers are expected to deliberate on the different items, including the implementation of the Assembly Declaration including that on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM); the implementation Agenda 2063; the African Candidatures in the International System; the progress report on the International Criminal Court (ICC), among others. He has the role of flagging off the continent's wide war against corruption.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Following his endorsement to champion the fight against corruption on the continental level at the 29th summit held a year ago, President Buhari is also expected to address regional leaders on strategies for winning the fight against corruption and its sustainability.

The 30th AU summit, themed 'Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation, ' kicked off on January 22th and will end on Monday. "I think it is also significant that President Buhari was also asked to champion this because he has been a major inspiration to Africa in frontally combating corruption and bringing positive change towards building a sustainable and prosperous continent".

The WHO said, on the other hand, seven African countries, with less than 10,000 cases of malaria, could reduce transmission to zero by the year 2020.

Part of his engagement at the summit is the flag off of a continent-wide campaign against corruption.

According to Alonso, even though malaria is a continental problem, some countries, such as Nigeria, have the largest share of cases in the African continent. This election should mark one of the highlights of the 30th African summit, observers said.

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is expected to take over the AU chairmanship from his Guinean counterpart, President Alpha Conde.

He is accompanied by several Cabinet ministers.