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The 29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

This summit is historic, as it is the first summit with the full participation of all the fifty five African countries, after the admission of the Kingdom of Morocco during the 28th AU Assembly in January this year

Under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”, the 29th African Union Summit opened Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the  African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC). The opening ceremony took place in…

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Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC)

The PRC meeting is the first statutory meeting of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the AU, which will be held from 27th June to 4th July

When: 27th – 28th June 2017 at 09:00am Where: Medium Conference Hall - African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The PRC will be officially opened by the Chairperson of the PRC, with welcome remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, followed by a group photo of the Ambassadors…

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African Union Commission pledges continued partnership with WFP

Speaking at the 2017 opening session of the Annual WFP Executive Board meeting, AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Josefa Sacko, representing the AUC Chairperson, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, lauded the WFP for its continued support to hundreds of millions of Africa’s vulnerable populations over the past decades

The African Union Commission has reiterated its commitment to working with the World Food Programme (WFP) in enhancing the livelihoods of the African citizenry. Speaking at the 2017 opening session of the Annual WFP Executive Board meeting, AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Josefa Sacko, representing the AUC…

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Lack of education and mismatched skills remain major obstacles to Africa’s development agenda

With an estimated 364 million Africans between the age of 15 and 35 years, Africa is has the world’s youngest population

The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans, is in jeopardy, if the underlying issues that hinder development are not adequately addressed. With Africa expected to double its population over the next 25 years and the working-age population expected…

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Media Announcement/ 29th AU Summit: Online Accreditation for Journalists now available

The theme of the Summit is: “Harnessing Demographic Dividend through investments in the Youth”

The Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the African Union  Commission (AUC) hereby announces that, the online accreditation process for journalists and the media coverage of the 29th AU Summit, scheduled to take place from the 27th June to  the 4th July 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been…

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The Status of Free Movement of People in Africa

The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for citizens from other African countries traveling to their countries

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for…

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Observance of the 2017 Day of ECOWAS

What: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commemoration of its 42nd Anniversary  When: 29th May 2017, 0900 HOURS    Where: African Union Commission, plenary hall, Old Conference Centre Why: To commemorate its 42nd Anniversary under the theme “ECOWAS at 42: Reflections and Expectations” Who: The event is hosted…

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The African Union and European Commissions Launch the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa)

GMES & Africa is a 30 Million Euro programme co-funded by the European Commission through the funded Pan African Envelope (29.5 Million Euro) and the African Union Commission (0.5 Million Euro)

The African Union Commission and European Commission have launched the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa) Grants. The Call is an open invitation for eligible institutions across Africa to apply for the GMES & Africa Grants. GMES & Africa is…

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AU congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on historic win as first WHO Director-General from Africa

The AU Commission Chairperson also thanks African Ministers of health for their united and steadfast support for Dr Tedros during the campaign

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. “The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of…

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AU condemns Manchester bomb attack; condoles with United Kingdom

The Chairperson also extended his wishes of quick recovery to those who sustained injuries

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, extends his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in last night's bombing in Manchester, the United Kingdom. "I strongly condemn this senseless act of violence and loss of life, this time in Manchester,” said H.E.…