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Vol 61 No 19

Published 24th September 2020

Summit catches a cold

A European Union/African Union summit planned for October is the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although European Commission officials conceded privately during the summer that a physical meeting between leaders would be impossible as Europe faces up to a second wave of the virus, the AU chair, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, had been keen to hold a virtual summit before the end of the year. Not all African leaders were persuaded though, and a new date in 2021 needs to be set.

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