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African Leaders Confront Challenges at Summit

As the African Union Summit kicks off Friday here in Ethiopia’s capital, women’s empowerment and development serve as the official theme, with the 2015 elections and the Ebola fight also commanding attention. But as usual, peace and security issues – such as the ongoing violent attacks by Nigerian militant group Boko Haram – top the agenda covering hundreds of meetings over the next week. Erastus Mwencha, the African Union Commission’s deputy chairman, said further union action...

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