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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Takes Over AU From Kagame

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi  Takes Over AU From Kagame

A key development on Africa’s diplomacy in 2019 will be on hand from mid-January to early February when the Heads of State and government convene for the 32nd summit at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. Change of the AU leadership is expected when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will take over from Rwanda’s […]

AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

AU Postpones Delegation’s Visit To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 December 2018. The Commission calls on all concerned to work for the preservation of peace and stability and the […]

UN Agencies Unite In Support Of Africa’s Growth Agenda

UN Agencies Unite In Support Of Africa’s Growth Agenda

 “In a turbulent and unpredictable world where multilateralism is under threat, we need stronger collaboration in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Ms. Songwe urged UN agencies to rally behind ongoing continental initiatives aimed at boosting intra-Africa integration and trade and others […]

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

The African Union has apologised over allegations of gender-related discrimination made by its women staff. Last week, The East African published a story quoting memos issued by a group of women who condemned discrimination and utter disregard of female employees especially in the African Union Commission’s Peace and Security organ. This week, AUC deputy chair […]

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

Women Leaders Forum Kicks Off In Addis Ababa

The Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation kicked off at the African Union Headquarters today. The forum aims to enhance women’s contributions in building and sustaining peace, security and political processes for sustainable economic and social transformation towards the realization of Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speaking at the […]

In Tilt From Europe, Morocco Rejoins African Union

In Tilt From Europe, Morocco Rejoins African Union

Morocco rejoined the club of African states on Tuesday, 33 years after quitting over recognition of Western Sahara, bringing one of Africa’s largest economies into the fold and raising hopes of a softening of one of its thorniest territorial disputes. Capping a year-long charm offensive that mirrored a broader investment push into Africa, Morocco’s King […]

Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship To Chad

Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship To Chad

 There were actual tears shed by the Kenyan delegation when it became clear that Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed would not become Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Soon after the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta himself left the African Union headquarters leaving his Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu to wish the new AU Chair Moussa Mahamat […]

Morocco Asks to Rejoin the African Union After 32 Years

Morocco Asks to Rejoin the African Union After 32 Years

Morocco has asked to rejoin the African Union (AU), 32 ye ars after it quit the bloc in protest over a decision to make the disputed territory of Western Sahara a member. In a message sent to an AU summit in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Sunday, King Mohammed VI said it was time […]

AU Appeals To Countries To Increase Contribution

AU Appeals To Countries To Increase Contribution

The African Union has called on African countries to increase their contributions to the union in order to reduce reliance on external funding. The AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Anthony Mothae Maruping, told The New Times, yesterday, that by increasing contributions to the body, countries would also impact on their decision-making process. Mothae, who was […]

Single African Passport is becoming a reality: What you need to know

Single African Passport is becoming a reality: What you need to know

News of the single African passport has dominated headlines in recent weeks. But what exactly is it? And, more importantly, who can use it? AkilahNet did some investigating and created a handy guide. Here’s what you need to know. So what is it? Officially known as the African Union (AU) e-Passport, this electronic document grants […]

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