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AUC Signs MoU with Association of African Universities

The partnership between the AUC and the AAU over the last decade has witnessed the strengthening of the African higher education space through promotion of intra-African academic mobility, harmonisation of qualifications for mutual recognition across Member States

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E. Dr Martial De Paul Ikounga signed a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile. AAU is the voice of higher education in Africa, and has been a lead agency in…

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“The Principles of International Law are Intimately Linked to the Wellbeing of Nations”, African Scholars Agree at 5th Forum of The African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL)

The two day forum brought together eminent practitioners in international law, legal advisers of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors of AU Member States and Diplomats, Academician from Educational and Research Institutions and students

As part of the ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union’s Agenda 2063 to ensure Africa is a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner in world affairs, the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) convened its 5th forum under the theme…

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The Pan African University Graduates its first Batch of Water and Energy Scientists

26 graduands from 12 African countries were awarded Masters degrees at Thursday’s graduation ceremony

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, was among many dignitaries who converged on the Algerian city of Tlemcen for the graduation of the first batch of students of the Pan African University (PAU) Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change), PAUWES.…

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The Joint AU-ECCAS Election Observation Mission held a successful observer orientation programme and met with key stakeholders in Libreville, Gabon

The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28 August 2016

The Heads of Mission, in their closing remarks at the training session, reminded observers of the critical role that was bestowed upon them and wished them success and safety in their respective assignments. The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28…

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Young African thinkers from all over the continent come together to celebrate International Youth Day at the African Union Headquarters

The two day intense brainstorming and idea-generation that served as a precursor to the Youth Day focused on implementation of Agenda 2063

The Africa Union Commission hosted the International Youth Day celebrations under the theme, “Youth Leading Sustainability towards the Realization of Agenda 2063.” The Celebrations were organised by the Human Resource Science and Technology’s Youth Division in collaboration with Beza International. The celebrations were preceded by a two day Young African…

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African arts; a language to drive and integrate Africa’s economic and development agenda

This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative Consultancy and Liaison Officer to the African Diaspora Forum

The Citizen’s Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission under the leadership of Mr Ahmed El-Bashir the Acting Director of CIDO received a delegation from ASIKO International Arts School. This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative…

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National Launch of the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage Freetown, Sierra Leone

Accelerating efforts at ending child marriage

Media Advisory WHAT: The Republic of Sierra Leone will be launching the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage in Freetown Sierra Leone, that in line with the 2016 AU theme: ‘African Year of Human Rights with particular Focus on the Rights of Women’ and the African Common Position on…

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Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction opens in Cape Town

The focus of the consultation is to review where we are at with improving access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, ethical and human rights based drug use prevention, dependence, treatment and aftercare services

The Director of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC),  Amb. Olawale Maiyegun, presided over the opening ceremony of the Technical Consultation on drug demand reduction which kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 in Cape Town in the presence of representatives of partner organisations in the area of…

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Planning meeting for implementation of the continental education strategy for Africa

INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES What:                  Planning meeting for Implementation of the Continental                              Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) When :                23 – 24 June                              Where:                African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa (Small Conference Hall 2&3, Lobby Area B, Multipurpose Hall, Caucus Room 17-23 &26) Who:                   The meeting will be hosted…