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AU endorses Ghanaian for top intellectual property post

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The African Union has unanimously endorsed a Ghanaian, Dr Edward Kwakwa, as the sole African candidate for the position of Director General of the...
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Africa pledges to enhance women empowerment

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The African Union (AU) has expressed its commitment to driving efforts and support toward African women so that they can benefit from the effective...
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UNHCR hails Ethiopia’s ratification of Kampala Convention on refugees

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday hailed Ethiopia's ratification of the Kampala Convention on refugees. The Ethiopian parliament...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pan-African Parliament gives South African president thumbs up as AU chair

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The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Friday said there are confident the African Union (AU) would make progress under South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's chairship. ...
Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

AU, UN vow to intensify partnership on peace and security in Africa

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The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security has vowed to intensify partnership in peace and security on the African continent. In...
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Ghanaian president named AU’s financial institutions champion

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has vowed to help the African continent towards effectively harnessing African financial institutions as he was named Champion...

Delegates at AMI2020 want support from regional blocs

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Delegates at the end of the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI2020) has called on regional blocs and communities to set up a harmonised legislative, administrative...

Egypt proposes joint force to fight terrorism on African continent

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by Marwa Yahya Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt is ready to host a special African summit to discuss setting up an African force to...
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AU to implement first cross-border high-speed train projects

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The African Union (AU) is preparing to implement two cross-border high-speed train projects, the first infrastructure projects of its kind, the AU's Commissioner for...
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AU expresses optimism on Central Africa Peace Process

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The African Union on Monday expressed optimism the ongoing peace process in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) will lead to sustainable peace. ...
African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers read booklets from the government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kigali, Rwanda on Oct. 10, 2019. Rwanda late Thursday received 123 African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

48,000 African migrants stranded in war-torn Libya return home – AU

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African Union (AU) Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil has said the AU has facilitated the return home of 48,000 African migrants stranded...
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AU official says objective of “Silencing the Guns” in Africa achievable

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Looking at the achievements made in promoting peace and security in Africa, the objective of silencing the guns and ending wars across the continent...
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AU calls for lifting of U.S. sanctions on Sudan

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The African Union (AU) on Monday called on the U.S. to lift decades old sanctions on Sudan. "We remain very concerned about...
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AU eyes engagement in tourism sector as transformative tool for Africa

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The African Union (AU) is eyeing the tourism sector as a trans-formative tool for Africa's economic development, an AU official said on Monday. ...
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AU to embark on 2nd phase of infrastructure program with increased implementation budget

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The African Union (AU) has announced that it would embark on the second phase of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) which...
Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

AU says concerned by increasing sophistication of terror groups in Sahel region

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The African Union (AU) on Monday expressed concern over the increasing sophistication of terror groups in the Sahel region. "In Sahel, the...
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UN chief hails African Union youth initiative

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has commended the African Union (AU) for launching an initiative aimed at reaching millions of African youth with...
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League of Arab States vows further cooperation with AU on peace, security

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The League of Arab States (LAS) has expressed its keen interest to further strengthen its cooperation with the African Union (AU) and to provide...
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International efforts needed to ensure women’s equal participation in peace processes

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The world needs to do more to ensure women's equal participation in peace processes across the globe, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has...
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South African president takes over rotating chair of AU

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of...
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AU says it working “seriously” with FAO to mitigate desert locust ravaging Horn of...

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The African Union (AU) has said it has been working with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to mitigate the effect of desert...
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Major private sector-driven investment initiative on AfCFTA to be tabled at AU summit

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Having recognized the huge potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in attracting investment, the African business community is driving a trillion-dollar...
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AU expresses solidarity with virus-fighting China

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The African Union (AU) on Saturday expressed solidarity with China in its fight against the novel coronavirus. "In the spirit of the...
TOPSHOTS A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) government soldier walks towards the town of Malakal on March 20, 2014, after the SPLA allegedly took it over. More than 97,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled war, misery and turmoil from their country now live in Kakuma. AFP PHOTO / IVAN LIEMAN

AU says Sudan’s continued listing of “sponsoring terrorism” by U.S. negatively affects overall transition

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The African Union (AU) on Thursday stressed that the continued listing of Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST) by the United States...
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AU urges South Sudanese forces to vacate illegally occupied civilian premises

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The African Union (AU) on Wednesday urged South Sudanese military and security personnel to "immediately vacate" illegally occupied civilian premises without preconditions. ...
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Continental peace, stability to drive Africa’s sustainable development – Experts

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African experts and policymakers on Monday stressed the crucial need to ensure continental peace and stability as a crucial imperative towards effectively harnessing Africa's...
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African policymakers urged to harness digital revolution

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African policymakers have been urged to effectively tap opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) so as to augment Africa's global competitiveness, with...

African Youth Health advocates petition AU on malaria control

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Twenty-five African Youth Health advocates have petitioned the African Union (AU) to be more committed to ending the malaria epidemic and achieving Universal Health...
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The Struggle to End Imperialist Militarism in the 21st Century

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Dawn of a new decade requires greater vigilance in the movement against permanent war Note: This address was prepared and delivered at a Communist Workers...
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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...