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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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AU condemns Manchester bomb attack; condoles with United Kingdom

The Chairperson also extended his wishes of quick recovery to those who sustained injuries

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, extends his most sincere condolences to the families of those who died in last night's bombing in Manchester, the United Kingdom. "I strongly condemn this senseless act of violence and loss of life, this time in Manchester,” said H.E.…

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The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) held its 22nd meeting in Addis Ababa

The meeting took place in the wake of the encouraging developments in the evolving outcomes of the electoral process, but also against the backdrop of the need to exchange views and agree on the way forward on the expansion of AMISOM and SNA offensive operations in Somalia

The Military Operations Coordination Committee (MOCC) for the African Union Mission in Somalia convened its 22nd meeting in Addis Ababa, on 24 January 2017. Chiefs of Defense Staff (CDS) of AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda) or their designated representatives attended the meeting, chaired by the…

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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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The African Union provided additional support to the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram terrorist group

The support is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the MNJTF operations

On behalf the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commissioner, H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, the AU Liaison Office in N’Djamena, handed over 15 different vehicles, 30 motor cycles and 8 different electrical generators to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group.  These items were procured using…

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Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD VI)

The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) will be held from 27 to 28 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What:  TICAD VI Who:  Japan and other TICAD Co-organizers (Africa Union Commission, United             Nations, Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, United Nations Development             Programme and World Bank)       When:  Senior Officials Meeting - 23-24 August 2016              Ministerial - 26 August…

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Statement by Chairperson of the Commission on the signing of the Sudan Roadmap Agreement

The Chairperson urges the Parties to sustain the momentum of the signing of the Roadmap by ensuring rapid progress in the negotiations that will now resume in Addis Ababa on a cessation of hostilities and much-needed humanitarian access for the Two Areas and Darfur

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the signing by the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army–Minni Minawi (SLM/A-MM), the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N), and the National Umma Party (NUP) of the Roadmap Agreement developed in March 2016…

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AUC discusses Strategy (2016 – 2018) to Transform its Finance Function with International Partners

The Directorate of Programming, Budgeting, Finance and Accounting (PBFA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) organized a meeting yesterday 9 June 2016 at the AUC Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with International Partners highlighting pertinent areas of its strategies to  transform the Finance function by 2018. The meeting was highly attended…

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The Commissioner for Peace and Security Meets the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui received the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Right Honorable Philip Hammond. The Commissioner thanked the UK Secretary of State for the visit and conveyed the greetings of the Chairperson of the AU Commission,…