Ethiopia: African leaders set development agenda for next 50 years

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Hailemariam Dessalegn, Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Chair of the African Union

The Africa agenda over the next 50 years will be focused on initiating a "structural transformation" to eradicate poverty and ensure sustainable development.

That's according to Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Chair of the African Union, Hailemariam Dessalegn.

He informed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that African delegates were working on developing a common position with the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

Mr. Dessalegn listed a number of important goals the continent has set out to achieve. For example, a green revolution to ensure food security on the continent, industrialize to accelerate economic growth and create jobs and invest in agriculture just to name a few.

"It cannot be emphasized enough that overcoming poverty is downright unsustainable without structural transformation and value addition which makes industrialization not an option, but a must, unavoidable necessity for Africa."
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