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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…

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AU commemorates 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

Adopted on 30 January 2007, by the AU Assembly of the Heads of State and Government and entered into force on 15 February 2012, ACDEG draws inspiration from several AU Declarations, Charters and Instruments including the AU Constitutive Act

The outgoing Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, joins the rest of Africa to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG). As the continent commemorates this major milestone at a time of increased quest for…

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2017 New Year Message of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission (AUC)

The year 2016 has been particularly fruitful for the African Union Commission as it continues to work hard at the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.  We very pleased to see AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities intensify Agenda 2063 domestication. Certainly, a lot more…

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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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The African Union Deploys an All-Woman Election Observation Mission to the 8-10 September 2016 Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Seychelles

The African Union launched its election observation mission in Victoria, Seychelles on 04 September 2016 with the deployment of 26 short-term observers (STOs) drawn from 21 African countries

Following the receipt of an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Seychelles, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, approved the deployment of an All-Woman African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to observe the Parliamentary Elections scheduled to be held on 8-10…

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AUC Chairperson, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, approves the deployment of ‘a historic Women-only’ African Union Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Seychelles

The Chairperson reaffirms the African Union’s continued support to the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has approved the deployment of a Woman-only Short-Term Election Observer Mission for the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 8-10 September, 2016 in the Republic of Seychelles. The Chairperson is pleased to deploy the first ever Women-only observation mission in…

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African Union electoral observation mission for the Presidential election in Chad republic (April 10, 2016)

PRELIMINARY DECLARATION

Introduction According to relevant provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Governing Democratic Elections in Africa 2002, the African Union Guidelines on elections observation and monitoring missions 2002, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, dispatched an election observation Mission (AUEOM) for the first…

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African Union observer mission to the legislative elections of 20 March 2016 in the Republic of Cabo Verde

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

I. INTRODUCTION According to the relevant provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the Guidelines for African Union Electoral Observations and Monitoring Missions of 2002, the President of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E.Dr. NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma, sent an observation mission to the parliamentary elections of 20 March…