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AU Calls For Immediate Removal Of Zimbabwe Sanctions

AU Calls For Immediate Removal Of Zimbabwe Sanctions

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Kwesi Quartey has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and the US. Addressing delegates during a session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa at the ongoing sixth African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, Quartey said the removal of […]

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

South Africa’s agenda during its African Union (AU) chairship will focus on women’s financial and economic inclusion, gender-based violence and accountability to global gender commitments. AU Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the country’s focus on women at the High-Level Breakfast Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting […]

Africa Needs To Work Together To Achieve Progress – Kagame

Africa Needs To Work Together To Achieve Progress – Kagame

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural ‘Kusi Ideas Festival’ that it was important for Africa to work together as one continent if it is to achieve the progress people aspire to have. He was speaking at a Presidential Panel alongside, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi, […]

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Silencing The Guns By 2020 – African Women’s Contribution To Peace and Security Agenda

Africa’s Agenda 2063 places great import on the need to establish peace and stability on the continent as a key component of ensuring that the national and continental development agendas can be achieved. “Aspiration 4” of Agenda 2063 which envisions a Peaceful and Secure Africa, calls for the strengthening of governance, accountability and transparency as […]

African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

African Leaders To Launch Landmark 55-Nation Trade Zone

It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Benin’s President Patrice Talon on Sunday signed a landmark trade agreement […]

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 […]

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