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Observance of the 2017 Day of ECOWAS

What: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commemoration of its 42nd Anniversary  When: 29th May 2017, 0900 HOURS    Where: African Union Commission, plenary hall, Old Conference Centre Why: To commemorate its 42nd Anniversary under the theme “ECOWAS at 42: Reflections and Expectations” Who: The event is hosted…

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The African Union and European Commissions Launch the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa)

GMES & Africa is a 30 Million Euro programme co-funded by the European Commission through the funded Pan African Envelope (29.5 Million Euro) and the African Union Commission (0.5 Million Euro)

The African Union Commission and European Commission have launched the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa) Grants. The Call is an open invitation for eligible institutions across Africa to apply for the GMES & Africa Grants. GMES & Africa is…

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AU congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on historic win as first WHO Director-General from Africa

The AU Commission Chairperson also thanks African Ministers of health for their united and steadfast support for Dr Tedros during the campaign

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. “The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of…

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AU condemns Manchester bomb attack; condoles with United Kingdom

The Chairperson also extended his wishes of quick recovery to those who sustained injuries

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, extends his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in last night's bombing in Manchester, the United Kingdom. "I strongly condemn this senseless act of violence and loss of life, this time in Manchester,” said H.E.…

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Joint press release - The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat

They highlighted that the central theme for the Summit "Investing in Youth," which is in line with the AU's theme of the year “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”

On 15 May 2017, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Foreign Ministers met the Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat for an exchange of views on the state of the Africa-EU partnership in view of the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29-30 November. In…

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African Ambassadors Urge Support for Dr Tedros Adhanom, the African Union-Endorsed Candidate for World Health Organization Director-General

Statement from the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva

African ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva today reiterated their support for Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged other regional country groups and WHO Member States to support his candidacy. Dr Tedros has been endorsed by the African…

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Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for…

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AU welcomes EU External Investment Plan, calls on innovative ways of mobilising resources

The African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid has welcomed the European Commission's External Investment Plan, which aims to improve investment in Africa and the EU neighborhood, in order to promote decent job creation, sustainable development and root out some of the causes of migration. "I welcome…

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President Mugabe supports the African Union Foundation resource mobilization initiative through a donation 300 cattle for auction

The donation was pledged by President Mugabe during his tenure as the AU Chairperson during the 25th AU Summit, held in Johannesburg, South Africa and proceeds from the auction will be used to raise funds to support the initiatives of the AUF

The African Union Foundation (AUF), the institution charged with promoting domestic resource mobilisation for African development has received a donation of 300 head of cattle from H.E. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. The donation was pledged by President Mugabe during his tenure as the AU Chairperson during the 25th AU…