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Newly Appointed Iran’s Representative to the AU presents Credentials

Amb. Khakpour presented his credentials on Friday, 17 February 2017, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has received the credentials of the newly appointed Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Community for Africa, H.E. Mr. Behzad Khakpour. Amb.…

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Interpol Representative to the AU presents Credentials

In a brief exchange following the presentation of the credentials, the outgoing AU Commission Chairperson and the Special Interpol Representative discussed key areas of cooperation including the fight against organised crimes

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has received the credentials of the newly appointed Special Interpol Representative to the African Union, Mr. Francis Rwego. The credentials were presented on Friday, 17 February 2017, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In a brief…

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AU commemorates 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Adopted on 30 January 2007, by the AU Assembly of the Heads of State and Government and entered into force on 15 February 2012, ACDEG draws inspiration from several AU Declarations, Charters and Instruments including the AU Constitutive Act

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, joins the rest of Africa to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG). As the continent commemorates this major milestone at a time of increased quest for…

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AU Commission Chairperson congratulates Somalia's President-Elect and Somalis for democratic and credible elections

The Chairperson reaffirms the AU’s commitment to work with the leaders and people of Somalia as they embark on the huge task of rebuilding their country

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated the Somalia President-Elect, Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo", for his election as the next President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, following presidential elections held on 8 February 2017.  The AUC Chairperson commends the incumbent President, H.E. Hassan…

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African Union congratulates Cameroon for AFCON 2017 title

The Cameroonian national soccer team emerged victorious against their Egyptian counterparts, the Pharaohs of Egypt, in the AFCON 2017 finals which took place in Libreville, Gabon, on 5 February 2017

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has congratulated the government and people of Cameroon, particularly the national soccer team, the Indomitable Lions, for claiming the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) title. In a statement at the end of the…

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The African Union launches Africa CDC, a Continent-wide Public Health Agency

The need for an Africa CDC to support African countries as they monitor and respond to public health threats was recognized by the African Union in 2013 and formalized in 2015

Friday 31 January marked the launch of Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which will help African Member States respond to public health emergencies. The importance of public health is underlined by the fact that it has an impact on national,…

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Transition in the AU Commission

Presided over by H.E. Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the Union, the meeting was attended by President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, and immediate past Chairperson of the Union, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and H.E. Mr. Moussa Fakia Mahamat, respectively incoming and outgoing Chairpersons of the AU Commission

A day following the conclusion of the 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, during which new leadership was elected, mid-March 2017 has been agreed upon as the date for the effective handing-over ceremony from the outgoing to the incoming Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Commissioners of the African…

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OAFLA vows outcome of 18th General Assembly must be the source of transformation into healthy populations and a launch pad for moving Africa from poverty to prosperity without leaving the youth behind

African First Ladies have long been advocating and calling for higher levels of national and international attention and action towards issues that are otherwise neglected or inadequately pursued

The 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) convened today at the Headquarters of the African Union (AU) and deliberated on the theme “Building on 15 years of engagement to harness the demographic dividend of Africa through promoting the needs of adolescents and their…

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President Alpha Conde of Guinea has been Elected New Chairperson of the African Union (AU)

The new Chairperson of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, was elected today, Monday 30 January 2017, by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union

The new Chairperson of the African Union (AU), H.E. Mr. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, was elected today, Monday 30 January 2017, by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, during their 28th Ordinary Session holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  President Alpha Conde is…

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The African Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on the Commission on the Status of Women Sixty First (CSW 61st)

The event was organized under the theme: “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”

The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61), which will take place in New York next month is well underway. In preparation of this annual event, UN Women in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) held a two-day Pre-Consultative Meeting at the UNECA HQ in Addis-Ababa on…