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Rwanda approves draft law on new tax for financing AU

Rwanda approves draft law on new tax for financing AU

16 Feb 17  News
Rwanda has introduced a new law enabling the levying of a tax on imported goods, with proceeds going to the financing of the African Union. A Cabinet meeting chaired by Pres...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 17  News
President Alpha Condé: Powering Africa’s Future (Project Syndicate) Having spent the last year coordinating energy policy within the African Union, I have sensed a growing mood...
First meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs) discusses technical issues related to the Continental Free Trade Area

First meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (TWGs) discusses technical issues related to the Continental Free Trade Area

09 Feb 17  News
The African Union Commission organized the First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups from 6 to 7 February 2017 in Kigali. The objectives of t...
Kagame African Union reform team seeks to realign key bloc’s institutions

Kagame African Union reform team seeks to realign key bloc’s institutions

08 Feb 17  News
A team of experts led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame have come up with proposals to end duplication of roles by various Africa Union organs; and to cede some roles to regional ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 17  News
Today in Gaborone: Botswana’s Budget 2017/18 President Paul Kagame: address on AU reform issues at Heads of State and Government retreat (GoR) The previous landmark studies of ...
Address by President Paul Kagame at the Retreat of the AU Heads of State and Government

Address by President Paul Kagame at the Retreat of the AU Heads of State and Government

06 Feb 17  News
Delivered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29 January 2017 Good morning and thank you for setting aside the time to participate in this retreat. Six months ago, at our last Summit in ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Mauritius: ‘Cross-border banking and regulatory reforms: implications for Africa from international experience’ Call for papers: ‘Public economics for dev...
Key Decisions of the 28th AU Summit

Key Decisions of the 28th AU Summit

01 Feb 17  News
The 28th African Union (AU) summit held in Addis Ababa on 30-31st January was a historical one given the landmark decisions adopted, including the admission of Morocco into th...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 17  News
African leaders consider proposals for institutional review of the AU (Ghana Business News) Describing the AU as a “highly dysfunctional organization”, President Kagame, in hi...
African leaders consider proposals for institutional review of the AU

African leaders consider proposals for institutional review of the AU

31 Jan 17  News
African Heads of State at the ongoing Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are considering reforms aimed at making their role relevant to...
Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

31 Jan 17  News
The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting convened in Addis Ababa to prepare for the upcoming 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded succe...
African Union Handbook 2017

African Union Handbook 2017

31 Jan 17  News
A guide for those working with and within the African Union Foreword It is a great pleasure to be writing a foreword for the fourth annual edition of the African Union Handbook. ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 17  News
A Daily Nation primer for today’s AU Heads of State Summit: The schedule and what to expect in Addis Ababa Assembly of Heads of State: remarks by Chairperson of the African Unio...
ACBF hands over the study reports on the capacity imperatives for Agenda 2063

ACBF hands over the study reports on the capacity imperatives for Agenda 2063

30 Jan 17  News
The Executive Secretary for the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, officially handed over three Study reports on capacity development imperatives...
28th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly opens against the backdrop of renewed commitment for peace and unity in the continent

28th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly opens against the backdrop of renewed commitment for peace and unity in the continent

30 Jan 17  News
The 28th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) officially opened today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a stro...
AU set to harmonize electricity regulation in the continent

AU set to harmonize electricity regulation in the continent

30 Jan 17  News
The African Union (AU) has embarked on harmonizing regulations for the electricity market in Africa, a senior AU official has said. AU’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Ener...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 17  News
AU Summit updates: Financing of the Union: AU unveils website on implementation of the 0.2% levy on eligible imports Financing of the Union is a historic decision adopted by Head...
30th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council: Challenges and opportunities to foster transformative and inclusive development in Africa

30th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council: Challenges and opportunities to foster transformative and inclusive development in Africa

27 Jan 17  News
The African Union (AU) Executive Council has emphasised the need for Africa to boost investment in Africa’s youth by promoting transformative and inclusive development agendas ai...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 17  News
AU Summit briefings today in Addis: Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture): Strengthening mutual accountability to achieve CAADP/Malabo go...
African Agenda 2063: what progress since adoption in 2015?

African Agenda 2063: what progress since adoption in 2015?

26 Jan 17  News
Extracts from the Briefing prepared by Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs at the African Union Commission, during his press conference at the 2017 Afric...

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