Tag: African Union

African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

28 Nov 18  News
African countries on average are becoming more open to each other, with indications that travel within the continent is getting easier. The year 2018 is a landmark chapter in Afri...
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27 Nov 18  News
Diarise: Role of capital markets in mobilizing domestic resources in Africa – a capacity building workshop (5-7 December, Gaborone). Download the concept note (pdf) Featured com...
Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

27 Nov 18  News
Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense...
ECA chief pledges continued support for Africa’s blue economy

ECA chief pledges continued support for Africa’s blue economy

27 Nov 18  News
In her remarks during the Leaders’ Commitment Segment of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference on 26 November in Nairobi, Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commi...
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26 Nov 18  News
African trade and infrastructure events starting today: PIDA Week 2018, in Victoria Falls. Nepad CEO, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki: “As regional integration arrangements deepen and...
Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

26 Nov 18  News
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a media breakfast that brought together journalists, infra...
East African countries agree to strenghten regional integration through the continental free trade area

East African countries agree to strenghten regional integration through the continental free trade area

26 Nov 18  News
Representatives of 14 countries in East Africa have agreed that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a unique opportunity to promote regional integration. A...
African Union Commission launches the first Africa Industrialization Week to promote regional value chains development in Africa

African Union Commission launches the first Africa Industrialization Week to promote regional value chains development in Africa

23 Nov 18  News
The AUC Department of Trade and Industry organised the inaugural Africa Industrialisation Week (AIW) from 19-23 November 2018 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The...
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21 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body meets today: selected updates India asks WTO to set up panel against US for imposing higher duties on steel, aluminium. China, the EU, Mexi...
It’s time to implement the AfCFTA to stimulate economic transformation in Africa

It’s time to implement the AfCFTA to stimulate economic transformation in Africa

21 Nov 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could boost regional trade and industrialization, especially in East Africa. Effective implementation of the agreement signed last ...
PAFoM IV calls on free movement of people to formalize trade across borders

PAFoM IV calls on free movement of people to formalize trade across borders

21 Nov 18  News
The Fourth Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFoM IV) began on 19 November 2018 in Djibouti City under the theme ‘Harnessing the benefits of Free Movement of persons regime for su...
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19 Nov 18  News
Pan-African policy events starting today: Africa Industrialization Week 2018 [ODI blog: Five new ways to promote African industriali-sation] Workshop on Continental Tran...
11th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union: Summary of key decisions

11th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union: Summary of key decisions

18 Nov 18  News
The 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Summit, focusing on institutional reform of the African Union, was held in Addis Ababa from 5th to 18th November 2018. It start...
Communiqué on the appointment of the Board of Trustees for the African Union Peace Fund

Communiqué on the appointment of the Board of Trustees for the African Union Peace Fund

17 Nov 18  News
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on 16 November 2018 appointed the five African members of the Board of Trustees of the African Union Peace Fun...
Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

17 Nov 18  News
The supreme organ of the African Union, the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session today with...
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16 Nov 18  News
Mali’s parliament yesterday, 15 November, unanimously ratified the AfCFTA Agreement. @AbdoulayeDiop8: Bravo au gouvernement & a l’Assemblée nationale du Mali pour cette pr...
20th Extraordinary session of the African Union Executive Council held in Addis Ababa

20th Extraordinary session of the African Union Executive Council held in Addis Ababa

16 Nov 18  News
The 20th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) opened on 14th November 2018 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with calls highlighti...
Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa Summit

Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa Summit

16 Nov 18  News
EU-South Africa Summit: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership At the 7th European Union-South Africa Summit held in Brussels on 15 November 2018, Leaders agreed on a number of s...
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15 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA Phase II negotiations: expert workshop concludes today in Addis (UNECA) The AfCFTA Phase II issues are investment, competition policy, and intellectual property rights. The...
AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

15 Nov 18  News
“This is a watershed moment for Africa” At the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July 2018, a budget of US$681,485,337 was ap...