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Madagascar receives USD 2.13 million from African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited Policy for Drought Response

The payout will be implemented to assist the lives and livelihoods of 600,000 vulnerable population affected by the drought

The Government of Madagascar today received a symbolic cheque in the amount of USD 2,13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods of its vulnerable population from the crop failure in the just concluded farming season. The ARC payout is…

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Video News Release: Message from the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

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The Directorate of Information and Communication of the African Union Commission (AUC/DIC), would like to share with you the Message from the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, on the Operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): AU Web Site @ https://au.int/en/videos/20200518/message-secretary-general-afcfta-secretariat-operationalisation-african-continental YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDsjRPu7ks

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Coronavirus - Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020

His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau…

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African Union Consultative Dialogue on “The Integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilisation Efforts” concludes in Banjul, The Gambia

The Dialogue enabled the participants to identify key challenges and opportunities for the integration of the aforementioned pillars into stabilisation efforts

A Consultative Dialogue organised by the African Union (AU) Commission on “Enhancing the Integration of Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform, Transitional Justice and Governance into Stabilisation Efforts: Lessons for Silencing the Guns by 2020”,concluded in Banjul, The Gambia, on 14 December 2018.   The Dialogue provided participants with a common understanding…

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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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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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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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Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

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…