Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has been named the new chairperson of the African Union at the ongoing 28th AU Summit in the Ethiopia capital, Addis Ababa.

He replaces Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno who has served for one year in the rotating chairmanship position of the continental body.

Outgoing President Deby of Chad has since handed over the African Union Chairmanship baton to President Alpha Conde who addressed the summit calling for stronger unity.

He thanked members of the body for the trust bestowed on him and assured that he will deliver as expected.

President Conde also paid special tribute to outgoing Chair of the African Union Commission Dr. Dlamini Zuma for her extra ordinary services to the continent and humanity over the years. He also thanked his predecessor President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad for the services to the continent.