African Union summit overshadowed by current crises

African leaders meeting

Newscast Media ADDIS ABABA—At the African Union (AU) annual summit that begins
on Friday Jan. 24, the crises in South Sudan and Central African Republic may sideline
the original main theme of food security.

The banner of this year’s week-long AU summit shows Africa in its most beautiful
colors: in addition to wind turbines, filled granaries and a boomtown skyline, there is
also a train, presumably symbolizing Addis Ababa’s planned light rail project,
construction of which has brought traffic in Addis Ababa to a standstill for months,
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