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Technology is key for attaining AU Agenda 2063 – Prof Alabi

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Technology is key for attaining the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, Professor Goski Alabi, the President of Lawer Open University, has said. The AU Agenda...

Africa should create a better future for children – Rebecca Akufo-Addo

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Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Tuesday asked African societies to use the Day of the African Child as an opportunity to reflect on ways...

GSS devises strategy to capture slums in censuses

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has devised a strategy...
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Let’s join efforts to give African children best of education – GNECC

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The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), in a statement marking African Union (AU) Day of the African Child, has urged stakeholders in the...
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Gender Ministry to collect data on child marriage

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Mrs. Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection says Government is collecting data to review the strategic...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt complains to UN of Ethiopia’s unilateral measures on filling of Nile dam

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Egypt has sent a letter to the UN Security Council to reaffirm its "complete rejection" of Ethiopia's unilateral measures on the filling of the...

Congo ratifies African Court protocol

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on...
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African Union delegation calls on Sports Ministry

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A delegation from the African Union (AU) on June 5, 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Minister for Youth and Sports to...
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African Union Suspends Mali’s Membership Over Latest Coup and Threatens Sanctions

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The African Union (AU) has suspended the membership of Mali in the organization and warned about possible sanctions in the wake of an armed...
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African countries urged to intensify efforts to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines

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The African Union (AU) on Monday emphasized the need to scale up COVID-19 vaccines manufacturing in Africa so as to achieve universal and equitable...
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Ghana intensifies election campaign for UN Security Council Non-Permanent Membership

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has intensified Ghana’s election bid as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)...
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John Mahama withdraws acceptance as African Union Envoy to Somalia

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Former President John Dramani Mahama, has in a letter to the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission withdrawn his acceptance of the continental...
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AU partners with TikTok to celebrate Africa Day through digital campaign

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Monday announced a half month-long partnership with video-sharing social networking platform TikTok to celebrate Africa Day through a...
An Egyptian vendor handles livestock for sale at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Zambian VP encourages African women to venture into livestock sector

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Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Friday encouraged women in Africa to venture into the livestock sector due to high demand. "I encourage women to...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.66 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,660,304 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
John Dramani Mahama

UN Secretary-General lauds Mahama’s appointment

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Mr António Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, has lauded the appointment of former President John Dramani Mahama, as the African Union (AU) High...
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African Union to deploy election observers to Ethiopia

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The African Union is to deploy election observers to Ethiopia for the sixth general elections scheduled to take place next month, Dina Mufti, spokesperson...
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Ghana has not asked AU to suspend Chad

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Ghana has not asked the African Union (AU) to suspend Chad’s membership of the continental body. A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
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AU urges peaceful and constitutional transition in Chad

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has urged swift, peaceful, constitutional and smooth transition in Chad, following the killing of...
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Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free and fair elections

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Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate in holding free, fair...
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AU strongly condemns increasing trend of hate speech in Africa

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The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has strongly condemned the increasing trend of hate speech, identity-based conflicts, violent intercommunal clashes, ethnic divisions,...
People visit an expo in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, Dec. 14, 2020. Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike in new cases and increase in deaths. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.42 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,421,627 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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International organizations express grave concern over situation in Somalia

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The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) have expressed deep concern over the...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.33 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,330,666 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.31 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,317,900 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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International partners appeal to Somali leaders to reach deal on election

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International partners on Tuesday appealed to Somali leaders who are set to resume consultative talks on Wednesday in Mogadishu to reach an agreement on...
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Congo’s constitutional court confirms re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso

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The Republic of the Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso after provisional results gave him victory in...
Ebola

New Ebola outbreak kills 3 in Guinea – Africa CDC

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The West African country of Guinea has detected five Ebola virus cases and three Ebola-related deaths over the past one week, the Africa Centers...
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AU delegation in Sudan to assess political and economic situation in the country

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The delegation of the African Union (AU) is on a three-day field mission to Sudan to assess the political, security, economic and humanitarian situations...
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. (Courtesy UNICEF/Sibylle Desjardins)

Biden Must Lead All-Out Effort to Vaccinate Africa From COVID-19

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Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science advisor for the Africa CDC, and Dr....