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Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025

Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

10 Feb 2020

Renewed hope for Lesotho and Madagascar
Renewed hope for Lesotho and Madagascar

African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar...

14 Feb 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Photo: ICC
No turn around on SA's decision to leave the ICC

Justice Minister Michael Masutha dashed any hopes that SA was having a rethink on its decision to cut ties with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

31 Aug 2018

African governments must effectively implement trade agreements
African governments must effectively implement trade agreements

"Why do African countries consume what they don't produce, and produce what they don't consume."

Mmatlou Kalab and Wandile Sihlobo 27 Jul 2018

SA signing AfCFTA a significant step towards intra-African trade growth
SA signing AfCFTA a significant step towards intra-African trade growth

The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Ramaphosa on 1 July, at the 31st African Union Summit in Mauritania, is considered a significant step towards increased intra-African trade...

3 Jul 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

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East Africa leads in agriculture targets

East African countries are leading in implementing Africa's agricultural transformation policies. According to a report on the Malabo declaration, Southern Africa comes second...

Victor Kiprop 5 Feb 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

Paul Fokam and Gervais Djondo at AfroChampions Club launch.
Africa's CEOs promote growth and development on the continent

African multinationals join forces within the "AfroChampions Club" to foster Africa's growth and development...

23 Oct 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

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Measuring Africa's agricultural takeoff is set to make billionaires from ‘poor men's fields'

Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers...

Boaz Blackie Keizire 15 Sep 2017

ICC rules South Africa obliged to obey international law
ICC rules South Africa obliged to obey international law

The International Criminal Court (ICC), in July, handed down its judgment in the case concerning South Africa's failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir, the current President of Sudan. The dispute has its genesis in President al-Bashir's presence in South Africa in June 2015 to attend the African Union Summit.

Lionel Egypt and Sarah McGibbon 7 Sep 2017

Government to study ICC ruling
Government to study ICC ruling

The South African government says it will study the ruling by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) relating to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's travel to South Africa in 2015...

10 Jul 2017

WEF needs to move beyond spin to help Africa
WEF needs to move beyond spin to help Africa

The World Economic Forum taking place in Durban, South Africa, this week, should address impediments to inclusive growth...

4 May 2017

World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it's going to help Africa
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it's going to help Africa

Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit - the theme of this year's African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable growth”...

Stephen Labson 2 May 2017

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Africa: a continent of hope

Africa is a continent of hope, promise and vast potential, says the new United Nations Secretary-General…

António Guterres 6 Feb 2017

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Africa: a continent of hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential...

António Guterres 5 Feb 2017

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Africa needs transformational leadership

At the 28th African Union Summit, President Danny Faure of the Seychelles has called for transformational leadership for Africa…

2 Feb 2017

SA formally withdrawing from ICC
SA formally withdrawing from ICC

South Africa has formally requested to withdraw from the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

21 Oct 2016

Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit
Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit

The AU passport to facilitate trade across Africa is expected to be launched at the African Union summit this week...

11 Jul 2016

SA asks for more time on Al-Bashir matter
SA asks for more time on Al-Bashir matter

The South African government says it has approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for more time to respond to a request regarding the visit of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the country...

6 Oct 2015

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AU launches media awards

The African Union has introduced media awards for journalists who excel in reporting on issues related to the continental body, with winners from each of the continent's five regions expected to walk away with $7,000 each...

25 Sep 2015

Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities
Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities

PRETORIA: Once established, the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will offer "limitless opportunities" to world markets such as Japan...

26 Aug 2015

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Al-Bashir: South Africa's moment of glory and shame

Al-Bashir's decision to leave SA speedily to avoid arrest on an ICC indictment while attending the 25th African Union summit was a dramatic diplomatic development...

David E Kiwuwa 19 Jun 2015

AU observers to oversee poll in Burundi
AU observers to oversee poll in Burundi

The African Union (AU) has announced that it will soon dispatch a 50-member observer mission to Burundi to assess the presidential elections scheduled for 15 July in that country. Parliamentary vote will be held on June 19.

17 Jun 2015

AU Summit to take gender equality to new heights
AU Summit to take gender equality to new heights

PRETORIA: The 25th African Union Summit is expected to take decisions that will take issues of gender equality and women's empowerment to new heights, says Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu...

11 Jun 2015

Govt hosts media tours across Gauteng
Govt hosts media tours across Gauteng

PRETORIA: Government and Brand SA have arranged media tours as part of the build-up to South Africa's hosting of the 25th African Union Summit.

8 Jun 2015

Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media
Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo Friday appeared to defend the heavy handedness of the state security services who forced journalists to delete photographs of President Robert Mugabe's fall...

16 Feb 2015

Will AU Summit result in greater investment in agriculture?
Will AU Summit result in greater investment in agriculture?

President Obiang asked for greater investment in the agricultural sector at the closing session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union.

1 Jul 2014

Musicians unite to promote agriculture in Africa
Musicians unite to promote agriculture in Africa

ONE.org, a campaigning and advocacy organisation taking action to end poverty and preventable disease in Africa, has launched one of the continent's biggest musical collaborations ever, Cocoa na Chocolate, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture, 'Do Agric, It Pays'.

31 Mar 2014

Canada supports sustainable natural resource development in Africa
Canada supports sustainable natural resource development in Africa

OTTAWA: On Monday, 16 December 2013, Lois Brown, parliamentary secretary to the minister of international development and minister for La Francophonie, Christian Paradis, attended the third African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development, in Maputo, Mozambique. During the conference, Brown helped launch the African Minerals Development Centre, to which Canada is the largest contributor.

17 Dec 2013

Africa making great strides toward MDG targets

Converting Africa's impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new report.

27 May 2013

Defence ministers meet on DR Congo

GOMA, DRC: Seven defence ministers from Africa's central Great Lakes region have met in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to try to tackle unrest there, a statement said.

22 Aug 2012

AU summit move: what choice did they have?
AU summit move: what choice did they have?

Malawi's principled refusal to invite Sudan's president to the African Union summit in Malawi put the continental body in an impossible quandary. Their solution was imperfect, but the right move in complicated circumstances.

Simon Allison 11 Jun 2012

MISA stresses need for access to information in Africa

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) on 15 April 2012 bemoaned the current state of access to information in Africa, citing the negative impact the glaring lack of information is having on the citizenry. This observation was made during the ongoing NGO Forum of the 51st Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in the Gambian capital of Banjul.

20 Apr 2012

Africa a priority for new FAO chief
Africa a priority for new FAO chief

Allafrica.com reports that the new director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the world's flagship agency for food policy, has indicated that Africa will be his priority at a time of limited resources. In his first press conference, José Graziano da Silva said he wanted to see "one FAO" acting at country-level on the continent.

11 Jan 2012

IFJ condemns harassment of Tunisian journalists' leader
IFJ condemns harassment of Tunisian journalists' leader

TUNIS: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), on Thursday, 29 July 2010 accused the authorities in Tunisia of engaging in a "relentless campaign" of intimidation and harassment of Zied-el-Heni, a member of the leadership of the Syndicat National des Journalistes Tunisiens (SNJT) and of the steering committee of the African Federation of Journalistes (FAJ), the IFJ regional group .

30 Jul 2010

Saving 11 million African lives...

Life-saving interventions can save 11 million African women, children over next five years: Countdown report

30 Jul 2010

World Bank backs Chinese investment plans for Africa
World Bank backs Chinese investment plans for Africa

The World Bank has vowed to join efforts with China to invest in the development of a manufacturing sector in Africa that could boost industrialisation and create employment opportunities for local people.

4 Feb 2010

Africa: Helping small farmers feed a continent

DAKAR: As an African Union summit on agricultural investments opens in Libya, donors and non-profits are calling participants' attention to the role smallholder farmers - mostly women - can have in feeding their communities.

3 Jul 2009

World Economic Forum a success, says Cabinet

CAPE TOWN: The hosting of the 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which attracted over 800 participants from 50 countries, has been described as a success by the South African Cabinet.

Neo Semono 19 Jun 2009

Four-step plan to help Africa during the global crisis

The African Development Bank has developed a four-step plan to minimise the burden of the global financial crisis on African countries, writes Bathandwa Mbola.

Bathandwa Mbola 4 Feb 2009

World Bank urges developed countries to do more for Africa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: The World Bank has urged developed countries to start a fund to ensure more resources were available for African countries to develop the infrastructure they need to sustain economic growth.

Bathandwa Mbola 3 Feb 2009

African Union Summit opens in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: African leaders on Sunday, 1 February 2009 gathered for the 12th African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit dedicated to developing transport and energy systems on the continent.

2 Feb 2009

Africa's infrastructure is key to economic growth

ADDIS ABABA: Africa's current infrastructure, which has long been identified as a key requirement for economic growth, needs to be developed to an adequate and efficient standard.

Bathandwa Mbola 28 Jan 2009

Global economic crisis discussed ahead of AU summit

ADDIS ABABA: The impact of the global economic crisis on Africa has come under the spotlight at a meeting of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), ahead of the African Union Summit.

Bathandwa Mbola 27 Jan 2009

ADF VI to focus on gender issues

The 6th African Development Forum (ADF VI) will be convened on the theme “Action on gender equality, empowerment and ending violence against women in Africa,” from 19-21 November 2008, at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

4 Sep 2008

Mbeki to host Egyptian president

Pretoria - South African President Thabo Mbeki will on Tuesday hold bilateral political, economic and trade discussions with his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak.

28 Jul 2008

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