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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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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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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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AU Commission Chairperson expected in Lomé, Togo, for an AU Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security

The Chairperson confirmed her arrival to President Faure Gnassingbé when they met at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday 5 October 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is expected to arrive in Lomé, Togo, next week for the African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa, scheduled to take place from 11-15 October 2016. The Chairperson confirmed her arrival to President Faure Gnassingbé…

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African Leaders urge to invest more in Agriculture

The panelists discussed ways to transform agriculture in Africa and covered a myriad of topics including technology advancement for farmers, empowering women and youth

H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, yesterday joined Kenyan President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and President of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame at a presidential panel on transforming African agriculture, during the official opening ceremony of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Forum 2016, in Nairobi, Republic…

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Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories Opens

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The main objective of the three day workshop is to review the reports from African Union Member States’ vaccine production laboratories, on…

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The vital role of adapted and resilient pastoral systems in the face of climate change reaffirmed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The workshop on Policy Dialogue and Strengthening of the capacity of pastoralists’ networks and organizations concluded today by reaffirming the vital role of adapted and resilient pastoral systems in the face of climate change. The three-day gathering workshop was organized by the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (AUC/DREA), through…

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7th AFRICA AGRICULTURE SCIENCE WEEK (AASW) and FARA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 13-16 June 2016, Kigali, Rwanda

The 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the Forum for Agricultural research in Africa (FARA) are taking place from 13th – 16th June 2016 in Kigali (Rwanda). This event has taken place under the stewardship of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, represented by his Prime…

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The African Union Commission and the African Minerals Development Center consult the Private Sector on the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Center consulted today the Private Sector on the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) initiative under the theme: “Leveraging the role of Chambers of Mines and Mining Association in the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision”. The objective of the two-day meeting…

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African Union and Germany strengthen areas of Development Cooperation

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has pledged another EUR 55 Million in support of African Union (AU) programmes and joint strategic initiatives, concluding its bilateral negotiations with the African Union (AU) Commission. The focus of this year’s commitment is largely on agricultural development through enhancement of agricultural…