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33rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representative Committee of the African Union opens in Addis Ababa

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of the Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, H.E Mr Erastus Mwencha, AUC Commissioners, representatives from the diplomatic corps, the international community, civil society, private sector and invited guests among others

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called for the general adoption and upholding of the values of Pan Africanism, which include putting Africa first; the commitment to the African people, their dignity and aspirations; and our passion for democracy, peace, integration, development and building…

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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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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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AU welcomes Gambian Election results, congratulates President-Elect and hails the maturity of the people and the outgoing President

The Chairperson invites all parties involved in the political process to continue to display maturity and embrace dialogue in line with mechanisms adopted with regards to consolidate democracy, inclusiveness, the Rule of Law, peace and security and enhance socio-economic development for the people of the Republic of The Gambia

The African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated President-Elect of The Republic of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow, following his victory in the Presidential Elections held on 1 December 2016. The Independent Electoral Commission declared opposition leader, Mr. Adama Barrow winner, following elections described by a group…

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28th Ordinary Session and 12th Pre-Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The Joint Opening ceremony was convened under the framework of the African Year of Human Rights with special focus on the Rights of Women

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) opened its 28th Ordinary Session and 12th Pre-Session on 21st  October, 2016, jointly with the 59th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, in Banjul, The Gambia. The Joint Opening ceremony was…

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President Museveni opens 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform

Officially opening the 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform, President Museveni outlined some diseases like cancer, pneumonia and Hepatitis B, among others as, illnesses that could be caused by consuming foods contaminated by aflatoxins

Ugandan President, H.E Yoweri Museveni has called for a collective effort among African countries to address the aflatoxins challenge in Africa as they are a major health risk and impede the agricultural and trade sectors of the continent. Officially opening the 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership…

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The Republic of Sierra Leone Launches the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa

On behalf of the President, in his keynote address, the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Victor Bockarie, thanked the African Union for pushing for the launch of the Campaign in Sierra Leone

As part of a comprehensive strategy to fast-track the development of Sierra Leone - post Ebola, the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone in collaboration with her development partners, launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa, with the theme, "Ending Child Marriage for Sustainable Development of…

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National Launch of the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage Freetown, Sierra Leone

Accelerating efforts at ending child marriage

Media Advisory WHAT: The Republic of Sierra Leone will be launching the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage in Freetown Sierra Leone, that in line with the 2016 AU theme: ‘African Year of Human Rights with particular Focus on the Rights of Women’ and the African Common Position on…