Nine African Union (AU) leaders on Friday held talks remotely on how their countries can collectively join in the battle against the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Held via video link, the conference, which is a second and a follow-up meeting among African leaders, aims to design a continental response mechanisms to cope with the adverse effects of the coronavirus on African countries.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the AU chairperson, convened the discussions in the presence of leaders of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government member states.
They included Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of Egypt, President Ibrahim Keita of Mali, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Leaders of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zimbabwe also attended the meeting.