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Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to officially handover to the incoming Chairperson of AU Commission

The official handover ceremony between the outgoing and incoming Commissions will take place at 3:00 PM in the Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first ever woman to head the continental organisation, will officially handover her post as Chairperson of  AU Commission to H. E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. The official handover ceremony between…

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Launch of dotAfrica

Press conference to be held by the AUC Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Dr E. Ibrahim Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

What: Launch of dotAfrica  Highlights for media will include • Information on the importance of dotAfrica as an identity and a vehicle for  socio cultural activities of Africa in the  digital era that will allow the continent to contribute to the global digital economy • dotAfrica as an alternative source…

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Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the Implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process

The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union (EU) -- in their capacity as members of the Mediation Team supporting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process -- commend…

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African Union Commission Commemoration of International Women’s Day

Invitation to Representatives of the Media

What: African Union Commission commemoration of International Women’s day When: 08 March 2017  Theme: African Women, Especially Young Women Succeeding in the Changing World of Work: 50: 50 by 2063 Where: African Union Commission, Medium Conference Hall The programme for the day will be as follows:     Opening Ceremony …

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The Standing Committee of the 2nd ECOSOCC Permanent General Assembly Convenes its 5th Ordinary Session in Cairo

Organized by the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission, the 5th Ordinary Session took place ahead of the ECOSOCC General Assembly Meeting scheduled for March 2017 and considered what needs to be achieved prior to the GA Meeting

The Standing Committee of the 2nd General Assembly of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU), opened its 5th Ordinary Session on Thursday 2nd March, at Fairmont Nile City Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt. Welcoming the participants, Mr. Joseph Chilengi, Presiding Officer of the ECOSOCC, highlighted…

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The African Union Commission is hosting the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)

The meeting is being attended by Senior Trade Officials from Member States and Trade Experts from the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other members of the Continental Task Force such as UNECA, UNCTAD and AfDB

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 27 February - 04 March 2017. The meeting is preceded by an Orientation workshop (27 – 28 February 2017) to provide the CFTA negotiators with the results of the requested…

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The African Union denounces the terrorist attack in Niger

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the AU’s strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, denounces the terrorist attack against a Niger army patrol north of Tilwa in western Niger, on Wednesday 22 February 2017, which resulted in the death of at least a dozen soldiers and wounding several others. The Chairperson of…

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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…