Source: African Union (AU) |

The 43rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) kicks off today

The PRC session started with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Covid-19 among which some AU Member State embassies lost diplomates and collaborators while the AU Commission lost staff members

The virtual 43rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) kicked off today, ahead of the 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly Meeting, scheduled to take place on 5-6 February 2022 under the theme “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”. The…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Chairperson of the African Union Commission condemns the killing by armed bandits in Northwest Nigeria

He commiserates with the families of the deceased and the Government of Nigeria, and prays for the speedy recovery of the wounded

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the killing of scores of innocent people and injuries of several others in recent attacks by armed bandits in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas of Zamfara State, Nigeria. He commiserates with the families of the deceased and…

African Union (AU)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the release of Political Prisoners in Ethiopia
  • All (1)
Source: African Union (AU) |

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the release of Political Prisoners in Ethiopia

The Chairperson welcomes this important gesture of appeasement of the political situation in Ethiopia

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was pleased to learn of the release of political opposition figures detained in Ethiopia.  The Chairperson welcomes this important gesture of appeasement of the political situation in Ethiopia. He sincerely hopes that it will be the trigger for a political…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in the Federal Republic of Somalia

The Chairperson appeals for utmost restraint and calls for continued engagements and dialogue between the President and Prime Minister

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is following with deep concern the serious current political tension in Somalia.  The Chairperson appeals for utmost restraint and calls for continued engagements and dialogue between the President and Prime Minister in order to find a political solution to this…

African Union (AU)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Official Launch of the African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • All (1)
Source: African Union (AU) |

Official Launch of the African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development

The launch of the Centre constitutes an important step in Africa’s efforts to operationalize the PCRD Policy Framework, adopted at the Banjul Summit in 2006

The African Union Centre for Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) was officially launched on Tuesday 21 December 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. The launch was officiated by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security and H.E Ambassador Soha Gendi, Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for African…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union Awards Three Outstanding Education Innovations at RewirEd Summit

Out of the five finalists, three innovators were awarded grants that will be used to undertake pilot projects in collaboration with African Union Member States

African Innovators in the education sector took center stage at the 2021 RewirEd summit, which took place at the Expo 2020 Dubai. The summit, led by Dubai Cares, and delivered in partnership with global stakeholders; presented an opportunity for the global education community to gather as a collective to scale…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Africa Talks - Youth Innovations on Peace, Democracy and Governance in Africa

The Africa Talks session is designed to create a platform for sharing best practices and accords young people the opportunity to showcase their initiatives and share comparable lessons

The African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat with support from the African Union (AU)’s Governance and Conflict Prevention Directorate have concluded the “Africa Talks” event at the Expo 2020 Dubai. The 2021 “Africa Talks” session was convened under the theme “Showcasing Youth innovations in Peace, Democracy and Governance towards Silencing the…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The 3rd Africa-Turkey Summit to enhance Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity

The 3rd Africa-Turkey Summit will kick off on 18 December 2021 and will be preceded by Senior Officials and Ministerial meetings from 16 December

The transition from the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to the African Union (AU) highlighted the need to promote African integration and the African continent ‘as one’ on the international stage, defend Africa’s common interests and strengthen Africa's position in the global economy and in the international community. These objectives…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus: The African Union calls for the urgent rescinding of travel bans placed on Member States following detection of the SARS-COV-2 Omicron variant

By 5th November 2021, a total of 635 Omicron cases have been detected and reported to GISAID by 37 countries across all continents

Context On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa publicly announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing [1]. This variant, lineage B.1.1.529, was detected as the Gauteng province was experiencing a sudden increase…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union to observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election in the Republic of The Gambia

The AU had deployed LTOs to the Republic of The Gambia since 20th October, who were joined by STOs on 22nd November 2021

The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) is in the Republic of The Gambia to observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election at the request of the Government of the Republic of The Gambia. The AUEOM comprises nine (9) long-term observers (LTOs) and 60 short-term observers (STOs) from 30 Member States. The AUEOM…