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African Union deploys Long Term Experts and Short Term Election Observers in the Republic of Gabon’s 27 August Presidential Election

The deployment of the AUEOM will take place in two phases

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission has approved the deployment of African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Presidential Election scheduled to place in the Republic of Gabon on 27 August 2016. The deployment of the AUEOM will take place in two phases. The first phase comprises the…

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TICAD-VI opens in Kenya: Africa and Japan emphasize the Need for a Strengthened Partnership

The meeting was opened in the presence of high-level officials from Africa and Japan, and other TICAD co-organizers including United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UNOSAA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Bank (WB)

Preparation for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) began today with a Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first time since its inception in 1993 that TICAD is being held in Africa and the TICAD VI Summit demonstrates…

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The Joint AU-ECCAS Election Observation Mission held a successful observer orientation programme and met with key stakeholders in Libreville, Gabon

The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28 August 2016

The Heads of Mission, in their closing remarks at the training session, reminded observers of the critical role that was bestowed upon them and wished them success and safety in their respective assignments. The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28…

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African Union congratulates all African Rio Olympics teams

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, congratulates all African countries and Africans in the Diaspora that participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for their stellar performance

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, congratulates all African countries and Africans in the Diaspora that participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for their stellar performance. The Chairperson of the AU Commission sends special congratulations to Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Cote…

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Young African thinkers from all over the continent come together to celebrate International Youth Day at the African Union Headquarters

The two day intense brainstorming and idea-generation that served as a precursor to the Youth Day focused on implementation of Agenda 2063

The Africa Union Commission hosted the International Youth Day celebrations under the theme, “Youth Leading Sustainability towards the Realization of Agenda 2063.” The Celebrations were organised by the Human Resource Science and Technology’s Youth Division in collaboration with Beza International. The celebrations were preceded by a two day Young African…

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Regional Youth Consultations on African Union Project 2016 Commence

The Regional Consultations were inaugurated with the West African Consultation that opened today in Accra, Ghana with participants drawn from thirteen countries across the region

Under the theme, ‘Promoting Young People’s Rights Towards the Attainment of Agenda 2063’, four regional youth consultations are being organized across Africa over the next six weeks. The consultations are part of preparatory activities for the Fifth Annual High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa as…

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Friday’s of the Commission Session dedicated to the World Humanitarian Day

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian challenges facing African economies

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian…

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African arts; a language to drive and integrate Africa’s economic and development agenda

This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative Consultancy and Liaison Officer to the African Diaspora Forum

The Citizen’s Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission under the leadership of Mr Ahmed El-Bashir the Acting Director of CIDO received a delegation from ASIKO International Arts School. This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative…

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The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) to provide Technical Assistances to African Central Banks on Remittances

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) on 12 August 2016 concluded in Harare, Zimbabwe, a three-day Consultative and Stock-Taking workshop with African Central Banks, partners and other stakeholders on Remittances in the African Union Member States

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) on 12 August 2016 concluded in Harare, Zimbabwe, a three-day Consultative and Stock-Taking workshop with African Central Banks, partners and other stakeholders on Remittances in the African Union Member States. The workshop was organized by AIR, with the support of the Reserve Bank of…

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Pre-Summit Meetings of the Africa-Arab Partnership

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) held a series of extensive meetings at the Headquarters of LAS in Cairo to discuss all issues related to the implementation of the 3rd Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) held a series of extensive meetings at the Headquarters of LAS in Cairo to discuss all issues related to the implementation of the 3rd Africa –Arab Summit held in Kuwait 2013 and the preparation…