Ban Ki-moon slams Africa's power-hungry leaders at AU summit

File: Speaking at the opening of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, Ban Ki-moon said leaders must protect the people not themselves. Photo: EPA/JUSTIN LANE

JOHANNESBURG - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has slammed African leaders who cling to power.

He was speaking at the opening of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday

“Leaders should never use undemocratic, constitutional changes and legal loopholes to cling to power. We have all seen the tragic consequences when they do. Leaders must protect their people not themselves.
I commend those leaders who committed to stepping aside and respect constitutional term limits, I call on all to follow their example," said the UN Secretary General.

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