July 15 - Leaders arrive for the 19th African Union summit in Ethiopia, seeking to resolve the aftermath of military coups and conflict in key member countries. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) African leaders and government representatives gathered on Sunday (July 15) for the beginning of the 19th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The leaders are meeting to resolve the messy aftermath of military coups this year in Mali and Guinea-Bissau, which have blemished the continent's democratic credentials after advances in stability and governance in recent years. The presidents of feuding former civil war foes Sudan and South Sudan met on Saturday (July 14) after attending the African Union's Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, where they agreed to negotiate a solution to their differences over border demarcation and oil revenues and shun the use of military force. It was their first close-up encounter since the two countries came close to war in April and it raised hopes for a negotiated settlement of oil and border disputes before an August 2 U.N. Security Council deadline.