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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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Statement by Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (Kwibuka26)

Under the Theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”

Fellow Africans  Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen  Today we commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (KWIBUKA26), under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”.  This is the twelfth year since the African Union started the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. However, this…

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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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Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention activates the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Team of experts on standby for deployment to respond to the emergency

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday activated the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and developed a concept of operations for the emergency. ‘The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has activated its Emergency Operation Centre to…

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OAFLA vows outcome of 18th General Assembly must be the source of transformation into healthy populations and a launch pad for moving Africa from poverty to prosperity without leaving the youth behind

African First Ladies have long been advocating and calling for higher levels of national and international attention and action towards issues that are otherwise neglected or inadequately pursued

The 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) convened today at the Headquarters of the African Union (AU) and deliberated on the theme “Building on 15 years of engagement to harness the demographic dividend of Africa through promoting the needs of adolescents and their…

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Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

The 18th Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA will officially open on 31st January 2017

What: Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) When: 31st January 2017 Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 Where: African Union Headquarters, AUC Old Plenary Hall  Theme: Building on 15 years of…

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African Union begins drafting appropriate plans and procedures in readiness for operations of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC)

The fact that in 2016 alone, the African Continent has experienced a number of disease outbreaks including yellow fever, cholera, dengue and other infections, underscores the importance of the center

As Africa prepares to launch the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) in January 2017, directors and other senior staff members of the African Union (AU) are meeting in Zanzibar from 21 to 23 December to draft appropriate plans and procedures to facilitate the rapid response required by…

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World Aids Day - Theme: “Empower the Youth, Fast Track the End of AIDS”

Since 1988, World AIDS Day is celebrated throughout the world on 1 December each year to mobilize people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS

When: Thursday, 1 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: African Union Commission Objectives:      (i) To raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and the different prevention strategies within the African Union Community (ii) To emphasize the need to prevent new HIV Infections within the AU Community and contribute to…

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Friday’s of the Commission Session dedicated to the World Humanitarian Day

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian challenges facing African economies

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian…