Chad president closes AU summit in Ethiopia

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African Union chairman Chadian President Idriss Deby, fourth left, receives the instruments of office from his predecessor Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, third left in red tie, as African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, left, and UN Secretary General , Ban Ki-moon, right, watches, during the opening ceremony of the 26 ordinary of the African Summit in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa  Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene) African Union chairman Chadian President Idriss Deby, fourth left, receives the instruments of office from his predecessor Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, third left in red tie, as African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, left, and UN Secretary General , Ban Ki-moon, right, watches, during the opening ceremony of the 26 ordinary of the African Summit in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

The African Union’s new Chairperson, Chadian President Idriss Deby, urged African leaders on Sunday to engage in dialogue to end violence in Burundi and South Sudan.

Deby told delegates at the closing ceremony of this year’s AU summit that they must take action before thousands of people die as a result of the violence in the two eastAfrican nations.

He welcomed the resolutions reached by officials at the summit and asked them to continue working on resolving the issues that undermine progress in the continent.

CCTV talked to Nii Akuetteh, the Executive Director of The African Immigrant Caucus in Washington DC.

Nii Akuetteh on AU meeting

Nii Akuetteh on AU meeting

The African Union's new Chairperson, Chadian President Idriss Deby, urged African leaders on Sunday to engage in dialogue to end violence in Burundi and South Sudan.CCTV talked to Nii Akuetteh, the Executive Director of The African Immigrant Caucus in Washington DC.