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The African Union will run the year 2021 under the theme: Arts, Culture, and Heritage: Levers for Building Africa We Want.  The Theme’s focus is on the arts and creative industry’s transformative power. 

This is in line with the theme of the United Nations. The year 2021 had been declared by the UN  as the year of the creative industry. This comes in recognition of the power of the arts to bring people together and the earning potential within this industry.

The latest African Union summit held on saw a change at the helm of Africa’s coordinating organ. Replacing the South African president as the AU chair, the leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo will take over as the new chair of the African Union. 

President Felix Tshisekedi will take the helm of the African Union for the year 2021. His focus will be on the artistic and creative