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“The Principles of International Law are Intimately Linked to the Wellbeing of Nations”, African Scholars Agree at 5th Forum of The African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL)

The two day forum brought together eminent practitioners in international law, legal advisers of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors of AU Member States and Diplomats, Academician from Educational and Research Institutions and students

As part of the ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union’s Agenda 2063 to ensure Africa is a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner in world affairs, the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) convened its 5th forum under the theme…

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AU Congratulates Nigeria's Super Falcons for 2016 Women's Cup of Nations victory

The AU Commission Chairperson equally congratulated the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Government and people of the Republic of Cameroon, as well as all teams for the magnificent organisation and participation in the 2016 Edition of the African Women Cup of Nations

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma congratulates Nigeria’s women’s soccer team, the Super Falcons, for winning the 2015 Women's Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday, 3 December 2016, in Yaounde, Cameroon. This is the eighth time that Nigeria has claimed this victory.…

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AU welcomes Gambian Election results, congratulates President-Elect and hails the maturity of the people and the outgoing President

The Chairperson invites all parties involved in the political process to continue to display maturity and embrace dialogue in line with mechanisms adopted with regards to consolidate democracy, inclusiveness, the Rule of Law, peace and security and enhance socio-economic development for the people of the Republic of The Gambia

The African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated President-Elect of The Republic of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow, following his victory in the Presidential Elections held on 1 December 2016. The Independent Electoral Commission declared opposition leader, Mr. Adama Barrow winner, following elections described by a group…

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AU clarifies the procedure regarding Morocco's membership request

The Kingdom of Morocco officially submitted a request to join the AU in September 2016

The African Union Commission would like to make some clarifications, following some media reports following Morocco’s request for admission to the African Union (AU). The Kingdom of Morocco officially submitted a request to join the AU in September 2016. The application was received and officially acknowledged by the AU Commission…

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The African Union Commission Honors Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his Distinct Accomplishments and Friendship to Africa and the African Union

The African Union Mission to the United States, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, held, On November 15, 2016, a farewell event and reception to honor U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his outstanding contribution to the enduring partnership between the United States and Africa during…

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African Union to hold debate for candidates for the post of Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Debate will give candidates an opportunity to speak to African citizens, popularize the AU and give their vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa

The African Union, through its African Union Leadership Academy (AULA) will convene the first ever leadership debate for candidates contesting for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on 9 December 2016. The debate, to be held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will…

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World Aids Day - Theme: “Empower the Youth, Fast Track the End of AIDS”

Since 1988, World AIDS Day is celebrated throughout the world on 1 December each year to mobilize people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS

When: Thursday, 1 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: African Union Commission Objectives:      (i) To raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and the different prevention strategies within the African Union Community (ii) To emphasize the need to prevent new HIV Infections within the AU Community and contribute to…

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The African Union receives Additional Financial Support From China for the AU Mission in Somalia

It is to be recalled that China donated the same amount in 2015, in addition to several other donations in kind for the AU troops in Somalia

On November 28, the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, on behalf of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, signed with the Ambassador of the Chinese Mission to the AU a hand over certificate for the provision of USD1.2 million for support to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It is…

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African Union Commission Chairperson approves the deployment of 40 short-term observers to the 7 December 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections in the Republic of Ghana

The short-term observers will complement the work of 4 core team of election analysts and 10 long-term observers who have been deployed in the country since late October 2016

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of 40 short-term observers to the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Ghana scheduled for 7 December 2016. The short-term observers will complement the work of 4 core team of election analysts and 10…

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Africa Trade Week 2016 (ATW2016): Invitation to Representatives of the Media

Theme: “Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through Intra-Africa Trade”

When: Monday 28 November – Friday 2 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: Organised by the Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Objective: The ATW2016 will focus on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), with emphasis on Trade…