Congo President Holds First Peace Meeting
However the President of Republic of Congo has just been appointed head of the African Union. The Washington Post reports today that 'Denis Sassou-Nguesso launched his role as a top African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided Ivory Coast days after taking over as African Union head.'
Note, the report points out the OAU was disbanded in 2002 after 39 years because it was widely considered an ineffective talking shop. For the last three years, Sassou-Nguesso has also headed the Central African Economic Community, or CEMAC.