The African Union has been made a permanent member of the G20 – what does it mean for the continent?

Flags of G20 countries are seen outside the G20 venue before the start of the G20 Summit.

The African Union joins 19 other nations and the EU in the G20. Image: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Chido Munyati
Head of Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum
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The African Union joins 19 other nations and the EU in the G20. Image: Reuters

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