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African Union Commission to enhance the proposed options for CFTA negotiations modalities

The Forum will take into account the first aspiration of the of Agenda 2063 for a continental market with the free movement of persons, capital, goods and services, which is crucial for deepening economic integration, and promoting agricultural development and food security, as well as industrialization and structural economic change

African Union Commission (AUC) Experts in Trade related issues are currently brainstorming in Nairobi, Kenya, within the framework of the 7th meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task force (CFTA-CTF) which kicked off on 9th to 14th January 2017. The objective of the 7th meeting of the CFTA-CTF is…

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The Conclusion of the 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue

The Dialogue was led by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Dr Aisha L. Abdullahi and the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis

The 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue was concluded today in Brussels, Belgium. The Dialogue was led by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Dr Aisha L. Abdullahi and the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis. The AU participants included Hon. Justice Sylvain Ore President of the African Court…

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2017 New Year Message of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission (AUC)

The year 2016 has been particularly fruitful for the African Union Commission as it continues to work hard at the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.  We very pleased to see AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities intensify Agenda 2063 domestication. Certainly, a lot more…

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African Union begins drafting appropriate plans and procedures in readiness for operations of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC)

The fact that in 2016 alone, the African Continent has experienced a number of disease outbreaks including yellow fever, cholera, dengue and other infections, underscores the importance of the center

As Africa prepares to launch the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) in January 2017, directors and other senior staff members of the African Union (AU) are meeting in Zanzibar from 21 to 23 December to draft appropriate plans and procedures to facilitate the rapid response required by…

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Consideration of new applications for ECOSOCC General Assembly by the Credential Committee: Eleven qualified candidates join the General Assembly

The meeting took place ahead of the General Assembly scheduled for March 2017

The Credential Committee (CC) of the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) met in Hilton Ramses, Cairo, Egypt from 17-19 December 2016 to examine and appraise the applications submitted by the African civil organizations members of the 2nd ECOSOCC General Assembly. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the…

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AUC Signs MoU with Association of African Universities

The partnership between the AUC and the AAU over the last decade has witnessed the strengthening of the African higher education space through promotion of intra-African academic mobility, harmonisation of qualifications for mutual recognition across Member States

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E. Dr Martial De Paul Ikounga signed a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile. AAU is the voice of higher education in Africa, and has been a lead agency in…

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Media Announcement: 28th AU Summit Online Accreditation for Journalists is Now Available

The theme of the Summit is: “Harnessing Demographic Dividend through investments in the Youth”

The Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the African Union announces that the online accreditation process for the coverage of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled for 22 to 31 January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has been launched on the AU website: www.AU.int. Journalists interested in covering the upcoming…

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AUC signs MOU with Book of African Records for The African Factbook project

The objective of the MoU is to collaborate in the publication, on a yearly basis, of The African Factbook, which shall contain useful facts about Africa and the African peoples for the purpose of information dissemination, education, entertainment, reference, statistics and documentation

The African Union Commission, led by Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the Book of African Records, have signed an MoU for the research and production of a publication titled The African Factbook. The agreement was signed at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa on 8 December by Mrs Leslie Richer,…

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Twenty-Eighth Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union expected to elect a new Chairperson for the AU Commission

From the 22nd to the 31st of January 2017 January 2017, the Union will hold its 28th Ordinary session under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth’

The African Union summit holds January every year at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From the 22nd to the 31st of January 2017 January 2017, the Union will hold its 28th Ordinary session under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth’. The summit…