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Slow Progress in Meeting Commitment to 2020 as the Year of Universal Ratification of Maputo Protocol

The Maputo Protocol remains one of the most progressive legal instruments providing a comprehensive set of human rights for African women

A two-day meeting convened to evaluate the status of the ratification, domestication and implementation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, commonly referred to as the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights, has concluded with strong recommendations on how…

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Statement Attributed to the Spokesperson of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) regarding the termination of services of a former staff member

On the 10 November 2020, the Commission received a letter from the Ministry of of Defence requesting that the former staff member be withdrawn from duty at the Commission

Following reports on the media regarding the termination of a former staff member, I would like to clarify the following: • General Gebre-Egziabher Mebratu formally retired from the regular employ of the African Union Commission on 30 June 2020 after reaching retirement age. • He was subsequently given a three-month…

International Criminal Court (ICC)
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Statement of International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya, pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1970 (2011)

We call on the parties to assiduously implement the agreement to usher in the much awaited peace and stability for the people of Libya

By ICC Prosecutor (www.ICC-CPI.int) Madam President, Your Excellencies, 1. I am grateful for the opportunity to again brief the Council via video conference on my Office’s activities in relation to the situation in Libya even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to present unique challenges across the globe including for…

African Energy Chamber
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Nigeria’s Changing Legal Regime: Is Africa’s Biggest Oil Producer Finally Within Reach of a New Oil Law? (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa Energy Outlook 2021” notes that Nigeria’s government has been working for years to meet this need

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) This week, the African Energy Chamber will publish a report outlining its short-term predictions for the continent. That report, Africa Energy Outlook 2021, identifies Nigeria as the country with the most potential for increasing hydrocarbon production. But it also points out…

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Institutionalise policies, remove immunities and protect whistle blowers; anti-corruption dialogue concludes

The Dialogue made proposals that judicial systems and governments should implement to effectively address the scourge of corruption at the national, regional and on the continental levels

The African Anti-Corruption Dialogue has concluded with recommendations to Member States of the African Union and stakeholders on tightening the noose on corruption. The meeting convened by the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption is a major annual platform that formulates recommendations and strategies to strengthen the fight against corruption…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the Situation in Ethiopia

The Chairperson reaffirms the African Union’s support to the reforms initiated by the Government and stands ready to assist Ethiopia in its efforts to promote peace and stability in the country

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the killing of innocent civilians following inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. The Chairperson extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the wounded. He calls on national authorities to ensure that the…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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African Development Bank, partners, announce new Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa initiative

Bank-supported network to address corruption, unethical behavior, avenues of support for leadership

The Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network, (WECA), a new initiative creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against corruption and non-compliance in business, made its debut at an online webinar co-hosted by the Bank on October 22. Its organisers, leaders from the…

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African Legal Support Facility appoints two new management board members

The two new members bring a wealth of experience in international policy, international trade, judicial reform and economic development

The African Legal Support Facility (the ALSF) (www.AfLSF.org), is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Anyango Agimba and Ambassador Arve Ofstad to its management board. The two new members bring a wealth of experience in international policy, international trade, judicial reform and economic development. Agimba, a Kenyan national and…

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Statement on the situation in The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Encourage all parties, including the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and protesting citizens, to come together around the table of dialogue and to act

Political Affairs Cluster The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), the civil society organ of the African Union with a mandate to promote the principles and ideals of good governance and Human Rights in the continent: Noting with grave concern events unfolding in the Federal Republic of Nigeria…

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

The Chairperson appeals to all political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. The Chairperson offers his sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes…