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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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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria arising from recent protests against police brutality. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Saturday, the council called …

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AU chair urges Africa to prepare to implement AfCFTA

Johannesburg, S.A. | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on the continent’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to prepare to start trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement effective from Jan. 1, 2021. Ramaphosa made the remarks in his closing address at …

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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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