Heads of Government and State of African countries continue to arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union which kicks off tomorrow Saturday February 5 and ends Sunday February 6.

The leaders who will meet at the Headquarters of African Union, are convening physically for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

The 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union which will tomorrow start at 10am EAT, follows a successful 40th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU held in the same City on February 2 and 3.

Uganda’s leader, Yoweri Museveni will be represented by the Vice President, Major (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, according to Uganda’s embassy in Ethiopia.

Some of the learders who are already in Ethiopia include Burundi’s Evareste Ndayishimiye, Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnanangagwa, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and Malawi’s Lazarus Chakwera.

Here are some of the photos of the leaders arriving in Ethiopia for the Summit;

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera on arrival at Bole International Airport Addis Ababa on Thursday.
President Chakwera was received by Kejela Merdassa, Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Sports as well as high level officials.
President Chakwera having a chat with Kejela Merdassa, Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture and Sports.
Gambia’s Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray also arrived in Addis Ababa.
The Vice President was accompanied by Gambia’s First Lady and Ministers of agriculture, education and gender.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Mines, Takele Uma Banti and Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, the country’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs received them.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari also jetted in on Thursday. He was welcomed by Benalf Andualem, the Minister of Peace of Ethiopia and high level government officials at Bole International Airport..
Benalf Andualem, the Minister of Peace of Ethiopia and other government officials having a chat with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Benalf Andualem, the Minister of Peace of Ethiopia and other government officials at Bole International Airport awaiting to receive President Muhammadu Buhari.
Thursday also saw the President of the Republic of CôtedIvoire, Alassane Ouattara arrive in Addis Ababa.
President Alassane Ouattara was received by Berhanu Nega, Ethiopia’s Minister of Education and high level government officials.
President Alassane Ouattara, like the rest of leaders from all over Africa, is in Addis Ababa to participate in Saturday and Sunday’s AU Summit.
Senegal’s President Mackay Sall is one of the African leaders already in Ethiopia for the AU Summit.
At Bole International Airport, Macky Sall was received by Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance and high level gov’t officials.
Macky Sall having a conversation with Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance and high level gov’t officials who received him.
The President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was welcomed by Dr. Abraham Belay, Minister of Defense and high level government officials.
President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was welcomed by Dr. Abraham Belay, Minister of Defense and high level government officials.
The Vice President of Tanzania, Dr. Philip Mpango on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
Dr. Philip Mpango was received by Belete Molla, Minister of Innovation and Technology and other high level government officials.
President Wavel Ramkalawan was received by Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges and other high level government officials.
President Wavel Ramkalawan was received by Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges and other high level government officials.
President Wavel Ramkalawan and Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges having a conversation.
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Farmaajo on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
President Mohamed Farmaajo was welcomed by Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture, Umer Husen and high level government officials.
President Mohamed Farmaajo and Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture, Umer Husen having a conversation.
The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, arrived on Friday in Addis Ababa to take part in the AU summit.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was received by Eng Takele Uma Banti Ethiopia’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum and high level government officials.
President Mnangagwa having a chat with Ethiopia government officials who received him.
The President of the Comoros, Azali Assoumani, is also already in Addis Ababa for the AU Summit.
President Azali Assoumani was welcomed by Fitsum Adela Ethiopia’s Minister of Planning and Development as well as other high level government officials at Bole International Airport.
The President of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye, on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
President of Burundi, Évariste Ndayishimiye was received by Melaku Alebel, Ethiopia’s Minister of trade and industry and high level government officials
President Évariste Ndayishimiye having a conversation with Melaku Alebel, Ethiopia’s Minister of trade and industry.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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