Dozens of heads of state in the African continent are meeting in Abuja, Nigeria Sunday to discuss ways to bring peace and prosperity to the world's most impoverished continent.
Among those attending the summit of the 53-member African Union are United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nigerian President Olusegan Obasanjo, who is the head of the AU. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is attending his first African summit in a decade.
The two-day summit ending Monday will focus on solving ongoing conflicts in the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's Darfur region.
The leaders will also discuss a greater role for Africa on the U.N. Security Council under reforms planned for the 15-member body.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.