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Communiqué on the Chairperson’s visit to Benin

The Chairperson met with President Patrice Talon with whom he had an extensive exchange of views on the ongoing efforts to deepen integration, including through the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, ended his two-day visit to the Republic of Benin, yesterday 23 October 2018. During the visit, the Chairperson met with President Patrice Talon with whom he had an extensive exchange of views on the ongoing efforts to deepen integration,…

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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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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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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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Africa Trade Week 2016 (ATW2016): Invitation to Representatives of the Media

Theme: “Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through Intra-Africa Trade”

When: Monday 28 November – Friday 2 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: Organised by the Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Objective: The ATW2016 will focus on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), with emphasis on Trade…

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From Barriers to Bridges: African Union Directors General of Customs discuss issues of implementing One-Stop Border Posts for improved Trade Facilitation

The objectives of the meeting were to take stock of the work that has been carried out so far by Technical Working Groups and to endorse the recommendations of the experts and to reflect further on the issue of Implementing One-Stop Border Posts for improved Trade Facilitation in order to Boost Intra-African Trade

The 8th meeting of the African Union Sub-Committee of Directors General (AUSCDGs) of Customs came to a close today in Harare under the theme: “From Barriers to Bridges-Implementing One-Stop Border Posts for Improved Trade Facilitation.” The meeting was attended by Directors General from Member States, Representants from Regional Economic Communities…

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African Union Commission Moving Forward on the Validation of the AU Commodities Strategy

The main Objective of the Validation Workshop is to validate the key recommendations of the Commodities strategy with Private sector stakeholders and other key actors, as well as deliberate on the effective implementation of the strategy

The Workshop on the African Union Commodities Strategy and meeting of the Commodities Task Force, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) commenced today at the Hilton Nairobi, Kenya. The main Objective of the Validation Workshop is to validate the key recommendations of…

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3rd Africa-Arab Ministerial Conference on agricultural development and food security held in Khartoum

The Conference was attended by ministers and senior officials from Member States of the African Union and the League of Arab States

The 3rd Africa-Arab Ministerial Conference on Agricultural Development and Food Security was held under the theme “Promotion of Africa – Arab Trade and Investment for Accelerated Agricultural Development and Enhancing Food Security.” Presided over by Lieutenant General Bakri Hassan Salih, First Vice President of the Republic of Sudan, the opening…

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AUC concludes the validation of the Draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan on the African Standby Force

The final work plan will be presented to the 10th STCDSS, for consideration and further action

The Commission of the African Union (AU), concluded the validation workshop on the draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan (2016-2020) on the African Standby Force (ASF), at the AU Headquarters. This workshop was convened following the directive given by the 9th Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS), which…