The African Union decides to recognize the works of Emperor Haileselasie and former Prime Minister Melese Zenawi of Ethiopia for their key role in strengthening Pan-Africanism.
The AU has decided to erect memorials for these former Ethiopian leaders for their contribution to the Union.
Briefing the press in relation with AU’s decision to recognize Ethiopian leaders who fought for Pan-Africanism, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn appreciated the move of African Union.
AU is due to recognize former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for his role in transforming OAU to AU among other massive undertakings.
The leaders have also decided to recognize the role of emperor Haileselassie in the establishment of the then OAU and in the struggle to make Africa strong and independent. [EBC]