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Remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the Opening of the Fifth Meeting of the High Level Committee of the African Union on Libya, Addis Ababa, 17 April 2018

Remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the Opening of the Fifth Meeting of the High Level Committee of the African Union on Libya, Addis Ababa, 17 April 2018: Mr. Chairman of the High Level Ad Hoc Committee at Ministerial Level, Distinguished representatives of…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Syria

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Syria: The African Union is following with concern the ongoing developments regarding Syria. The African Union strongly condemns any use of chemical and other weapons prohibited under international law. The African Union, which is strongly committed to multilateralism, underlines that…

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Roadblocks ahead for South Africa's Ramaphosa after Moody's win

Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the transfer of land to black people, but has stressed the need to preserve food security

South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa will need to call on all his dealmaking skills to overhaul ailing state-owned firms and tackle land reform if he wants to capitalise on Moody's decision not to downgrade the country's debt to junk. Moody's said its decision to keep South Africa's rating at…

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Working Visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Algeria

Discussions will include economic integration, the Single African Air Transport Market and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, today (March 10, 2018), began a three-day working visit to Algeria. On arrival, he was welcomed by the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdelkader Messahel. He then went to the Sanctuary of the Martyrs, for a wreath…

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission welcomes the joint statement issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Raila Odinga

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the joint statement issued today (March 9, 2018) by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. Raila Odinga, pledging to put their political differences aside and work together to address the challenges confronting their country. "I applaud the leadership shown by…

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Joint Communique on High level meeting between African Union Commission Chairperson and U.S. Secretary of State

The AU has named 2018 as the year of “Winning the Fight against Corruption,” and the United States supports the AU’s fight against all forms of corruption

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. Their conversation today builds upon their previous meeting in November on the margins…

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Condemns the Recent Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the violence following demonstrations organized on 21 January 2018 in Kinshasa, and deplores the reported loss of life.  The Chairperson of the AUC encourages the Congolese stakeholders to fully honour the commitments entered into, on the 31st…

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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…