Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) have elected President Felix- Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the new Chairperson of the African Union for the year 2021. The President of the DRC is taking over the baton of command from President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa of South Africa following the end of his tenure as the Chairperson of the African Union for the year 2020. Highlighting the theme of the year 2021, the new AU Chairperson Tshisekedi said, Arts, Culture and Heritage constitute the foundation of the African renaissance and offers the opportunity for Africans to return to our roots. “Culture is indeed, as Léopold Sédar Senghor said, at the beginning and at the end of everything, because it embraces all areas of life. The outgoing Chair of the Union further underlined the initiatives undertaken under his leadership to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Front Page Africa February 07, 2021 01:18 UTC