NEWLY ELECTED SECRETARY GENERAL OF OAU ESSY AMARA.
Newly elected Secretary General of Organisation of African Unity (OAU)
Essy Amara addresses delegates, Heads of States and government
delegates during the closing ceremony of the 37th OAU summit at
Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka July 11, 2001.
African leaders ended a summit on Wednesday, adopting an ambitious plan
to move their impoverished continent into the mainstream of the global
economy. The summit swore in former Ivorian foreign minister Amara Essy
as the new Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity
(OAU), which is to be transformed into a stronger African Union.