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African envoys meet in Ethiopia’s capital in framework of 33rd AU summit

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The 39th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on Tuesday kicked off at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital...
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ICRC president urges AU member states more respect of humanitarian law to silence guns

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The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has reiterated the need for the promotion of and more respect...
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AU chairperson reiterates Africans common position for unconditional ceasefire in Libya

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday reiterated Africa's common position in support of a full and unconditional ceasefire...
Women Empowerment

Botswana committed to process aimed at women’s empowerment

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The government of Botswana is committed to the process particularly aimed at promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in the African continent, Botswana's nationality,...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Zambia urges Africa to demand for two UN Security Council seats

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The Zambian government has called on African countries to demand for two permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, an official said...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

AU chairperson expresses deep concern on deteriorating security situation in Libya

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The African Union (AU) on Saturday expressed its "deep concern" on the deterioration of security situations in the war-torn Libya, and the eventual continuation...
infrastructure

Chinese firm’s commitment, hard work contributing to Zambia’s infrastructure development

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The Zambian government recently announced the awarding of a contract to China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group to construct a modern multi-facility...
EC election

EC Chairperson re-elected President of Association of African Electoral Authorities

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Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has been re-elected as the President of the Association of African Electoral Authorities (AAEA), a...
the world bank

WB pledges US$250 million to finance public health initiatives in Africa

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The African Union (AU) has announced a total of 250-million-U.S. dollar financial support from the World Bank Group to strengthen continental and regional healthcare...
climate change

United African front urged to address climate change

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African ministers, experts and climate activists have emphasized the urgent need to create a united African front to drive the continental momentum in tackling...
internet

Digital technologies could strengthen offenders’ capabilities to abuse children

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Despite the invaluable opportunities presented by the expansion of digital technologies, they could also provide offenders with increased opportunities to abuse children on a...
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Africa urged to harmonize fuel specifications to bring lasting impact

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African experts on Thursday emphasized the crucial need to harmonize regional and continental fuel specifications to bring about lasting impact on Africa's socioeconomic development. ...
e-banking

Experts call for integrating digital economy with AfCFTA to spur Africa’s development

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African experts and policymakers on Thursday called for integrating the digital economy with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) so as to...

Ghana to host African Ministers of Trade in Accra

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PRESS STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GHANA HOSTS AFRICAN MINISTERS OF TRADE IN ACCRA The Government of the Republic of Ghana, under the auspices of...
African Union headquarters

African finance ministers to convene on African Union’s financial issues

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African finance ministers are set to convene a high-level meeting to review the progress registered so far regarding the African Union (AU)'s aspiration towards...
Ebola

International community urged to show greater solidarity against Ebola crisis as death toll exceeds...

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The African Union (AU) on Monday called on all Africans and international partners to show greater solidarity with communities affected by the ongoing Ebola...
Mapping Africa

Experts mull common strategy for Africa to work with non-African countries

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The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday stressed the need for the Africa to have a...

AU chairperson mourns victims killed in DR Congo landslide

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday expressed deep sadness following the death of at least 40 people as...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson extends condolences following 13 French troops death from helicopter crash in Mali

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday extended condolences following the death of 13 French troops in a helicopter...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson hails Botswana’s exemplary governance transparency following peaceful elections

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has commended Botswana's continued example in transparent governance and respect for the rule of...
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South Africa’s president set to take over rotating AU chair in January

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to take over the rotating African Union (AU) chairmanship in January 2020 amid focus on resolving continuing...
illegal immigrants

IOM calls for shift in approaching illegal immigrants situation in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Friday called on the European Union and the African Union for an urgent shift in approaching the...
INDUSTRIALIZATION

AU says taking steps to help private sector in advancing continent’s industrialization

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday said it has been taking steps to help the private sector play its role of driving industrialization on...
Mapping Africa

African countries urged to establish strong data, evidence to effectively counter future shocks

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African countries have been urged to establish stronger data and evidence to better understand and plan for future risk and monitor progress of global...
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AU, WHO sign accord on better cooperation to advance African public health sector

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The African Union (AU) and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on stronger cooperation in improving...
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African Industrialization Week opens at AU headquarters with call to speed up AfCFTA implementation

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The African Industrialization Week started Monday at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. This year's...

Kenya hosts pan-African Antibiotic Resistance Week

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Kenya on Monday launched a week-long campaign to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance that has created a public health crisis in Africa. ...
Great Lakes Region

Great Lakes countries urged to tackle low representation of women in electoral processes

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Countries in the Great Lakes region have been urged to promote the participation, representation and protection of women in electoral processes. This...
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AU, China discuss ways of having strengthened custom cooperation

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The African Union (AU) and China have discussed ways of forging strengthened cooperation on trade facilitation and customs modernization in Africa. ...
Spare-parts

African countries urged to realize continental mining ambition to promote structural transformation

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday urged African countries and pan African institutions to realize the continental ambition on the utilization of Africa's mining...