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31st AU summit ends in Mauritania with decisions on Libya, Somalia, S. Sudan

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<p>The 31st African Union summit ended in Nouakchott, Mauritania on Monday with advisory decisions on Libya, Somalia and South Sudan.</p> <p>Twenty two (22) African heads of states, four prime ministers and two foreign ministers attended the two-day summit. </p> <p>In a statement, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council said international actors should resume their efforts to implement a UN plan which aims to secure stability, territorial integrity and security in Libya.</p> <p>The statement emphasized the humanitarian conditions in South Sudan and said the parties should fulfil their obligations.</p> <p>On Somalia, it said the AU supports activities of its federal government in the transition period, while tasking the UN to finance the AU’s mission in Somalia.</p> <p>Chairperson of the AU and Rwandan President Paul Kagame said the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement was among issues that topped the summit’s agenda.</p> <p>Kagame said five more countries signed the agreement.</p>
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