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COMESA, African Union holding climate change financing meeting

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Service Centre for Africa are holding a training workshop for member states on green/climate financing. on August 1-2 in Harare, Zimbabwe. A media …

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Ethiopia, AU mediators call for Sudan talks

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | African Union and Ethiopian mediators Tuesday invited Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders to resume talks, as they seek a breakthrough on creating a new governing body for the country. The call to attend talks planned for Wednesday comes as tension remains high between the two …

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Sudan braces for mass protest as demonstrators fear violence

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan braced Sunday for a mass protest in the capital against the country’s ruling generals, as calls mounted for restraint to prevent a new military crackdown on demonstrators. The planned “million-man” march is seen as a test for protest organisers who have been hit by a …

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Empowering the African Union

Fatigue in the global multilateral order is a moment of peril, but also a golden opportunity for Africans COMMENT | Donald P. Kaberuka | When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in 1963, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, the bloc’s first president, issued a clarion call: “What we …

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I. Coast’s Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue. “No reaction from me, it’s an ongoing trial…,” Ouattara said in an interview with Radio France International in …

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