African Union Day Foundation commemorates 20th anniversary of African Union’s formation with flag-raising ceremony

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Union Day Foundation commemorated the 20th anniversary of the formation of the African Union from the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on September 9, 2022, with a flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green Park … Read More

Aspiring AU chairperson Bathily says Africa lacks ‘vigorous private sector’

One of the leading contenders for the African Union chairperson position, Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Bathily, has strongly argued that public and private economic players must “pull together” to build an “African social base” for the development of the continent. Speaking … Read More

African airlines launch new push for single aviation market in 2017

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has intensified its campaign for opening up the African airspace by declaring support to the African Union’s (AU) initiative towards a single air transport market by 2017, AFRAA Secretary-General Elijah Chingosho said on Friday. Realization of … Read More

AU member states sign African Charter on maritime security

African Union (AU) member states on Sunday signed an African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Lome, Togo, with the Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that without securing the Oceans, the continental ‘blue economy,’ would be jeopardised. … Read More

AU warns citizens against travelling to USA after killing of Blacks

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The African Union Commission (AUC) on Monday warned Africans against travelling to the United States of America (USA) due to security concerns after the number of unarmed black civilians murdered has dramatically increased. According to the caution notice, made available … Read More

China, AU sign landmark agreement on high-speed railway connection

China and the African Union (AU) have agreed to begin the implementation of a five-year plan, aiming to connect all economic and political capital cities in Africa with high-speed railway, industrial parks and regional aviation networks, the AU said on … Read More

African Union re-opens race for next AU Chairperson

  The African Union (AU) has re-opened the race for the next Chairperson of the Commission, the deputy Chairperson and the Commissioners ahead of the polls in January 2017, the AU Commission announced on Friday. The elections were suspended in … Read More

AU Summit: African leaders urged to identify right priorities

The 27th African Union (AU) Heads of State summit officially opened in Kigali on Sunday with a call for leaders to identify the right priorities and outcomes, decide the best way to achieve them, and be ready to do just … Read More

AU Commission chairperson urges solidarity, Pan Africanism

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Riek Machar on Sunday stressed the need for solidarity among African countries, urging them not to be bogged down into a counter-productive competition among each other. Speaking at the opening of two-day Ordinary Session of the … Read More

AU puts Africa’s experts in position to carry out Agenda 2063

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The African Union (AU) is preparing an implementation plan for Agenda 2063, a long-term vision to ensure faster economic growth and industrialization. An expert meeting bringing together senior officials from regional economic blocs ended in Nairobi, with … Read More

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari challenges African leaders to stop illegal migration to Europe

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged African leaders to do everything possible to reverse the ‘ugly trend’ of African youths dying in droves while attempting to illegally migrate to Europe in search of ‘better life’. … Read More

Africa: AU leaders mull over the problem of “third-terminism”

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Africa-Afrique / Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The issue of African leaders extending their terms in office is under the spotlight at the AU summit where several heads of state who are guilty of the so-called “third-termism” are attending. Ironically … Read More

Africa: ‘Response to African crisis must be based on democratic good gouvernance’ says African Union

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – “Response to crisis in Africa must be global and based on the promotion of democratic governance as guaranteed by the African Charter outlined by the African Union,” the Chair of the African Union Commission, Mrs Nkosazana … Read More

Ethiopia/AU: ‘Full use of available resources can make Africa global food exporter’

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Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa has all it takes to meet its own food needs and be a significant part of the response to the global challenge of feeding … Read More