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Leveraging Member States’ Technical Expertise is Crucial in Disaster Risk Reduction Documentation

The Member States represented at the event were Niger, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, the Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal

The third regional data collection workshop on the development of the 2nd Africa Biennial Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) took place 9-10 August in Dakar, Senegal. The focus of the event was solely on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region. Opening the event, Mr. Abdoulaye Noba, Director…

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African Women Solidarity Mission to Kenya congratulates the Kenyans for a successful election on 9th August 2022

The Mission also urges Kenyans to demonstrate a high level of commitment toward the advancement of the democratic process in Kenya

African Women Solidarity Mission to Kenya would like to congratulate Kenyans for a successful election on 9th August 2022. While commending the elections which were democratic, the Mission calls on all political stakeholders and the Kenyan people to remain calm and refrain from violence. The Mission also urges Kenyans to demonstrate…

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission Expresses Concern on Developments in Sierra Leone

The Chairperson condemns the acts of violence, and urges all stakeholders to refrain from further violence and engage in constructive dialogue

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expresses deep concern over the violent protests in Sierra Leone on 10 August 2022, which resulted in loss of life and the destruction of property. The Chairperson condemns the acts of violence, and urges all stakeholders to refrain from further…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in Gaza

The Chairperson reiterates that targeting of civilians and the continued illegal occupation by Israeli security forces of the Occupied Territories, are in stark violation of international law

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the continued air strike attacks by Israel on Gaza that have killed more than 30 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children. The Chairperson reiterates that targeting of civilians and the continued illegal occupation by Israeli security forces of the…

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The African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA) launch a Joint Election Observer Mission to the 2022 Kenya General Elections

The objectives of the Mission are to assess the conduct of the 2022 General Elections as part of the AU-COMESA broad mandates to promote democracy and democratic elections in Africa

The African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA), today officially launched their joint election observation mission to the upcoming General Elections in Kenya. The Joint Mission is led by former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, supported by former Minister of Health and…

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African Union Commission Chairperson Calls Libyan Warring Parties to Silence Their Guns for the Sake of Peace

The Chairperson further urges all political actors, in the interest of sustainable peace and security, to redouble their efforts towards finding amicable solutions to the current crisis

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is following with deep concern, the recent developments of insecurity in Tripoli, and calls on warring parties to silence their guns by refraining from all forms of violence in deference to the yearnings of the Libyan People for peace.…

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Africa Speaks with Unified Voice as AU Executive Council Adopts African Common Position on Energy Access and Just Energy Transition

Access to energy currently stands low in Africa compared to other regions, with more than 600 million Africans living without electricity services while 900 million lack access to clean cooking facilities

The 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council adopted the African Common Position on Energy Access and Just Transition, on the 15th of July 2022, a comprehensive approach that charts Africa’s short, medium, and long-term energy development pathways to accelerate universal energy access and transition without compromising its development imperatives. Led…

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Uganda pledges to support AU’s 1 Million Next Level Initiative

This pledge has set a great pace and tone for many Heads of State to join this commitment

The President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Museveni has committed to reaching over 1 million young people in Uganda annually with opportunities to accelerate the African Union Commission’s vision of reaching 300 million young people by 2030 under the 1 Million Next Level initiative. This pledge has set a great pace…

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African Union Unveils Digital AfCFTA & Vaccination Platforms at 2022 “Boma”

The digital platform, called the AfCFTA Hub, interconnects national, regional and private digital applications together to boost the ability of SMEs to expand their business and/or export their products across Africa

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, opened the Boma of Africa event on 8th July 2022 to crown the activities marking this year’s Africa Integration Day. The theme of the Boma this year was, aptly, “Taking Stock of the African Century”, reflecting increasing interest in the belief…

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Africa to redouble efforts to deepen African Economic Integration; Africa Integration Day 2022

The large economic block coupled with the promotion of regional value chains, is expected to quicken Africa’s value addition to exports and industrialization process

The operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063, represents an opportunity in Africa’s journey towards the operationalization of an integrated market, that will eventually culminate in the formation of an African Economic Community, as espoused in the Treaty Establishing the…