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Communique on the address of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission to the Pan-African Parliament and his visit to Namibia

The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss various aspects of the African Union agenda

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will address the Pan African Parliament tomorrow, 7 May 2018, in Midrand, South Africa, during the opening ceremony of its 6th legislature. The Chairperson will outline the priorities of the Union and provide an update on ongoing efforts with regard…

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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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President Mugabe supports the African Union Foundation resource mobilization initiative through a donation 300 cattle for auction

The donation was pledged by President Mugabe during his tenure as the AU Chairperson during the 25th AU Summit, held in Johannesburg, South Africa and proceeds from the auction will be used to raise funds to support the initiatives of the AUF

The African Union Foundation (AUF), the institution charged with promoting domestic resource mobilisation for African development has received a donation of 300 head of cattle from H.E. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. The donation was pledged by President Mugabe during his tenure as the AU Chairperson during the 25th AU…

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Launch of dotAfrica

Press conference to be held by the AUC Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Dr E. Ibrahim Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

What: Launch of dotAfrica  Highlights for media will include • Information on the importance of dotAfrica as an identity and a vehicle for  socio cultural activities of Africa in the  digital era that will allow the continent to contribute to the global digital economy • dotAfrica as an alternative source…

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African Union to hold debate for candidates for the post of Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Debate will give candidates an opportunity to speak to African citizens, popularize the AU and give their vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa

The African Union, through its African Union Leadership Academy (AULA) will convene the first ever leadership debate for candidates contesting for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on 9 December 2016. The debate, to be held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will…

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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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Continental Youth Consultation on the AU Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP) in Nairobi, Kenya

The Continental Youth Consultation on Transitional Justice is one of the ongoing series of bilateral meetings between the AUC- DPA and stakeholders as part of the agreed work plan for 2016 to finalize the proposed AU Transitional Justice Policy

What: Continental Youth Consultation on the Draft AU Transitional Justice Policy Who: Organized by the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC DPA) with technical support of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). When: 14th-15th November, 2016 Where: Eka Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya…

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Pan African University Council Convenes in Second Ordinary Session

The meeting deliberated on a list of important policy questions bordering on the implementation of a full-fledged university structure and network, as well as budgetary, financial and administrative issues

The Pan African University Council has concluded its Second Ordinary Session at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Council is the highest governing body of the PAU, an African Union flagship programme established to address quality, relevance and excellence in accordance with the Aspiration 1 of Agenda 2063.…

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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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Communiqué of the African Editors

Editors and the AU plan to meet again in January 2017 in a session dedicated towards the utilization of digital platforms such as twitter, facebook, Instagram, blogging etc to enhance the free exchange of information amongst African media practitioners

African editors and the African Union Commission (AUC) have concluded a successful two-day working session under the theme: Deepening Africa’s Narrative and Capacities to Deliver Agenda 2063 from which has laid down concrete steps towards the strengthening of relations between the media on the continent and the African Union. AUC…