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AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done
AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done

Four of the commissioners are now women. They will work with the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad (re-elected)...

Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021

Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery
Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery

Africa's young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from Covid-19...

Kingsley Ighobora 12 Oct 2020

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

12 Nov 2019

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU
"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU

Statement of the chairperson of the African Union Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi...

17 Jan 2019

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African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson has revealed that the AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport in February 2019, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent...

8 Jan 2019

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Support for African youth development from EU
Support for African youth development from EU

European Union and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace...

28 May 2018

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A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

Collins Mwai 22 Mar 2018

Partnerships needed to accelerate Africa's transformation
Partnerships needed to accelerate Africa's transformation

UN-AU leaders sign framework for Implementation of Agenda 2063 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

5 Feb 2018

Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"
Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"

The fight against corruption is critical for Africa's sustainable development, says the Economic Commission for Africa's Vera Songwe...

1 Feb 2018

African Union finally speaks out about Trump
African Union finally speaks out about Trump

The African Union's anger at Trump's derogatory remarks on Africa is unusual for an organisation that rarely speaks out, according to the Institute for Security Studies...

19 Jan 2018

Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The African Union's agenda for 2018 on the continent

A New Year message from the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, urges that 2018 be the year to stamp out corruption on the continent to transform Africa...

2 Jan 2018

Protestors attend a demonstration against slavery in Libya, at Sergels torg in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 25, 2017 |
Migrant slavery casts shadow over EU-Africa summit

ABIDJAN - A furore over migrant slave markets in Libya casts a shadow over an AU-EU summit this week that aims to promote Africa's long-term economic growth and stability, spurred by European fears of terrorism and mass migration...

28 Nov 2017

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ECA calls for urgent action in tackling climate change

There's a greater urgency for climate action in light of the severity, frequency and rate of climate-related disruptions across the world, says ECA executive secretary...

18 Sep 2017

UN, AU sign agreement to align global goals
UN, AU sign agreement to align global goals

United Nations and African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges...

20 Apr 2017

.africa joins the internet
.africa joins the internet

After a long wait and a court case, the African Union has launched the .africa domain for the continent…

17 Mar 2017

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AFRIMA seeks support for creative industries from AU

The International Committee of AFRIMA has called on the new leadership of the African Union Commission to forge a deeper integration of Africa through cultural exchanges…

10 Feb 2017

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