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African women enjoying increasing participation in politics: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating commitments into measurable action as most African countries took giant steps …

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AU calls for urgent collection of illicit arms in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | The African Union (AU) Commission on Saturday disclosed an urgent need to collect illicit weapons in possession of civilians in Africa as an estimated 40 million weapons are presently under the possession of civilians across the continent. The statement was made by Smail Chergui, AU …

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AU launches continental campaign to mitigate COVID-19 impact in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | The African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday launched a flagship campaign to intensify the continental fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic toward protecting African economies and livelihoods amid the easing of lockdowns. The newly launched continental initiative, dubbed “Africa Against COVID-19: Saving Lives, Economies, and …

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