Dashing higher expectations, China and India made a mere $1 million each.
Countries from all over the world have made a donation of a total of $455.53 million at the AU pledging conference for Mali to support the Malian defence forces and the African- led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) in their battles against Al-Qaeda linked militants.
The 20th AU summit which is taking place from the 21st of January is being held under the theme of ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.’ In his exclusive coverage for Addis Standard Tesfalem Waldyes has captured momentous pictures of participants of the ongoing summit.
Amidst rumours that talks have collapsed UN’s chief insisted no fundamental differences
Security Plan scheduled to be signed this morning at the AU summit was not rejected, according to Ambassador Boubacar Diarra, special Representative of AU to the Great Lakes Region. However, Mr.Diarra said there was a need for more time to review the pan.