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Scattered protests erupt in Sudan over economic woes

Police on Friday used tear gas and batons cautiously to disperse protesters in the neighbourhoods of Al-Mazad, Shendi Foug, Al-Hilla Al-Jadida and Al-Dibaga in Wad Medani, capital of the Gezira State

Sporadic protests have erupted on Friday in Khartoum and the Gazira State in central Sudan against the recent government decision to increase the bread price. On Friday, bakeries raised the price of a loaf of bread from 50 cents to 1 Sudanese pound following a government decision to increase the…

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2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

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Capacity Building Workshop on Electoral Systems

The key objective of the workshop was to expose NIEC and key election stakeholders to various electoral systems in Africa and beyond in order to facilitate informed decision-making on the choice of the most suitable electoral system for Somalia based on lessons and experiences from other contexts

The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission in collaboration with the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) of Somalia has concluded a three-day BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) training workshop on Electoral Systems. The BRIDGE workshop took place from 3-5 July 2017 in Nairobi,…

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29th Assembly of the African Union Highlights the Achievements the Commission and the Goals for 2018

The AU Commission Chairperson also projected the work to be done by the January 2018 summit

H.E. Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) has used the opportunity of his first address to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, to highlight actions undertaken since his Commission assumed office in March this year. He reported that as a first step, a…

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Media Advisory: A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré

WHAT: A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré A Seminar on Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Trial of Hissène Habré Highlights for the media will include remarks by: • African Union Commission Chairperson,…

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AUC Chairperson highlights four main issues during the African Union Executive Council meeting

In his first address to the Executive Council as Chairperson of the AU Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, focused on 4 main issues namely: the priorities of the African Union; progress in institutional reform, the need to speak with one voice and the link between decisions reached and the will to implement them.

The 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union’s (AU) Executive Council, under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” was officially opened today 30th June, 2017 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads…

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Signing of Partnership agreement between the African Union Commission and New Zealand

The Partnership Agreement was signed by the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, and the Ambassador for New Zealand to the African Union, H.E. Mr. Bruce Shepherd

The African Union Commission (AUC) and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a Partnership Agreement, providing a framework and basis for the establishment and implementation of the ‘New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility’. The goal of this facility is to expand access to affordable, reliable and…