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South Sudan approves establishment of AU hybrid court

Juba, South Sudan | XINHUA |  South Sudan on Friday approved the establishment of the long-awaited African Union Hybrid Court enshrined in the 2018 revitalized peace deal to try war crimes committed during the more than six years of conflict. Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information and Broadcasting said the …

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Uganda’s Mbabazi eyes top African Union job

📌 February 6, 2021 – AUC elections Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Prof. Pamela Kasabiiti Mbabazi is one of eight who have been nominated to contest as Vice Chairperson in next week’s African Union Commission (AUC) elections in Addis Ababa. Prof. Mbabazi,51, is the Chairperson of the National Planning Authority …

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Sudan appeals AU to play bigger role in Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Monday reiterated its adherence to the necessity of giving the African Union (AU) experts a bigger role in the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Monday met with ministers of foreign affairs and …

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Sudan meets AU experts over Nile dam crisis

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA |  Sudanese officials and African Union (AU) experts team on Saturday held a meeting over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry. “Sudan’s negotiating team over the GERD, headed by Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas, held a …

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Africa officially starts trading under AfCFTA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African continent on Friday started trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. The AfCFTA, which was launched in March 2018 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, has so far garnered 54 AU member signatories, offering new hope and continental exhilaration in terms …

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Illicit financial flows threaten security and stability in Africa

United Nations | Xinhua | At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of 50 billion U.S. dollars annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting on Thursday held under the African Union’s (AU) …

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