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Dubai International has secured its position as the number one airport for international passenger numbers. Full year passenger numbers totaled 70,475,636, up 6.1 per cent from the 66,431,533 recorded in 2013. This followed robust passenger traffic growth of 7.5 per cent in December with 6,498,573 passengers passing through the facility compared to 6,047,126 recorded in the corresponding month last year.

Stability, security, alternative sources of financing, the AU and Post MDG debate are high up in the Agenda but are the few

Kalkidan Yibeltal

The 24th Ordinary Assembly of Heads of State and Government opened this morning at the African Union Commission (AUC) Head Quarters here in Addis Abeba.

By the looks of things, however, this is no ordinary meeting. When Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha said a few days ago that the summit will be held at “turning point”, he meant a lot. The AU is presenting its Agenda 2063, a decade long plan to ensure an integrated, peaceful and prosperous Africa. This also links to the much wider debate in the development community on the next sustainable development goals (SDGs) which will be agreed upon in September this year. But there are a few agendas that make this summit like no other.