President Lungu has been in Equatorial Guinea to attend the Summit of Heads of State of the African Union (AU) Committee of Ten (C10) about reforms to the UN Security Council. The AU wants to increase Africa’s influence in the UN organ responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The C10 comprises Algeria, Libya, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Namibia and Zambia.

This is Lungu’s 14th trip abroad in the eight months since assuming office on 13 September 2016. He has visited the US, Madagascar, Angola, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea (twice), Tanzania, South Africa (twice), Ghana, Ethiopia, Botswana, Israel and Swaziland.