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The Standing Committee of the 2nd ECOSOCC Permanent General Assembly Convenes its 5th Ordinary Session in Cairo

Organized by the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission, the 5th Ordinary Session took place ahead of the ECOSOCC General Assembly Meeting scheduled for March 2017 and considered what needs to be achieved prior to the GA Meeting

The Standing Committee of the 2nd General Assembly of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU), opened its 5th Ordinary Session on Thursday 2nd March, at Fairmont Nile City Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt. Welcoming the participants, Mr. Joseph Chilengi, Presiding Officer of the ECOSOCC, highlighted…

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The African Union Commission is hosting the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)

The meeting is being attended by Senior Trade Officials from Member States and Trade Experts from the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other members of the Continental Task Force such as UNECA, UNCTAD and AfDB

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the 5th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 27 February - 04 March 2017. The meeting is preceded by an Orientation workshop (27 – 28 February 2017) to provide the CFTA negotiators with the results of the requested…

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African Union congratulates Cameroon for AFCON 2017 title

The Cameroonian national soccer team emerged victorious against their Egyptian counterparts, the Pharaohs of Egypt, in the AFCON 2017 finals which took place in Libreville, Gabon, on 5 February 2017

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has congratulated the government and people of Cameroon, particularly the national soccer team, the Indomitable Lions, for claiming the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) title. In a statement at the end of the…

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Consideration of new applications for ECOSOCC General Assembly by the Credential Committee: Eleven qualified candidates join the General Assembly

The meeting took place ahead of the General Assembly scheduled for March 2017

The Credential Committee (CC) of the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) met in Hilton Ramses, Cairo, Egypt from 17-19 December 2016 to examine and appraise the applications submitted by the African civil organizations members of the 2nd ECOSOCC General Assembly. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the…

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African Union to promote Agenda 2063 and campaign against Child Marriage during the Africa Cup of Nation Women Finals in Cameroon

The official Opening Ceremony for the AFCON Women 2016 will take place on 19 November 2016

A strong delegation from the African Union Commission (AUC) is expected to take active part at  the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations to be held in Yaoundé, capital city of Cameroon from 19th November to 3rd December 2016. The biennial International Football Championship organized by the Confederation of Africa Football…

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Message of Solidarity on the Occasion of the Celebration of 23rd International African Writers Day

The AU Commission notes that African writers, throughout the ages gave expression to the diversity of African voices, telling the many African stories, and celebrating the unity of the Pan African narrative. Writers and other artists, musicians, poets, dancers, painters, through their different mediums express our feelings, values and ideas

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr. Dlamini Zuma congratulates African and Diaspora writers – past and present - on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of International African Writers Day, 7 November 2016. She recalls that the day coincides with the birth of the Pan African Writers…

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Message of Solidarity on the Occasion of the Celebration of 23rd International African Writers Day

The AU Commission notes that African writers, throughout the ages gave expression to the diversity of African voices, telling the many African stories, and celebrating the unity of the Pan African narrative. Writers and other artists, musicians, poets, dancers, painters, through their different mediums express our feelings, values and ideas

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr. Dlamini Zuma congratulates African and Diaspora writers – past and present - on the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of International African Writers Day, 7 November 2016. She recalls that the day coincides with the birth of the Pan African Writers…

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Egypt to host 7th AU High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the theme: “Mediation Practices and Contemporary Wars”

This thematic focus is based on the observation that Africa’s, and indeed the global, conflict landscape is increasingly complex, evidencing a multiplicity of conflict types, actors and dynamics, as well as hybridity of motives, with political motives often dressed-up in extremist religious ideologies driven by violent identity-based factionalisms and transnational criminal agendas

The African Union (AU) will convene its 7th Annual High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa, in Egypt on 26-27 October 2016. The Theme of this year’s Retreat, “Mediation Practices and Contemporary Wars,” will offer participants an opportunity to reflect and exchange views…

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African Union congratulates all African Rio Olympics teams

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, congratulates all African countries and Africans in the Diaspora that participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for their stellar performance

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, congratulates all African countries and Africans in the Diaspora that participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for their stellar performance. The Chairperson of the AU Commission sends special congratulations to Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Cote…

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Pre-Summit Meetings of the Africa-Arab Partnership

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) held a series of extensive meetings at the Headquarters of LAS in Cairo to discuss all issues related to the implementation of the 3rd Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) held a series of extensive meetings at the Headquarters of LAS in Cairo to discuss all issues related to the implementation of the 3rd Africa –Arab Summit held in Kuwait 2013 and the preparation…