Conflicts, Globalisation Top Agenda Of OAU Summit

ALGIERS- Algeria (PANA) -- The 35th summit of the OAU, scheduled to open Monday morning in Algiers, has "conflicts in Africa" and the "challenge of globalisation" as two major issues topping its agenda.
The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearly one-year-old war over border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea, also feature prominently in the draft agenda, drawn up Saturday night by the ministerial council, for deliberations by African leaders at the summit.
"The challenge of globalisation" will be discussed from the standpoint of the concrete answers Africa could give it by making the African Economic Community viable.
The summit would elect the OAU's deputy secretaries general whose tenures have expired, as well as renew the membership of the African Commission for Human and People's Rights.
The draft agenda also want African leaders to examine a proposal by Libya for an extraordinary summit to be held in Libya to the review the charter of the OAU.
The heads of state will finally examine the draft decisions, declarations and resolutions of ministerial sessions held since the Ouagadougou summit, plus recommendations put forward by the African Economic Community.

11 july 1999 09:29:00




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